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Sam Elliott Apologizes For His Homophobic Rant About Power Of The Dog: 'I Feel Terrible'

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Weeks after going on a homophobic rant about The Power of the Dog, actor Sam Elliott has apologized for his comments.

In case you missed it, the 77-year-old stopped by the WTF podcast for an interview with Marc Maron, where he criticized the western film by Jane Campion for its portrayal of a gay cowboy, played by Benedict Cumberbatch.

Elliott compared the characters to Chippendale dancers who wear bowties “and not much else,” saying: Touching on Benedict’s costumes as rancher Phil Burbank, he continued: Related: Amber Heard Hopes She & Johnny Depp ‘Can Move On’ After Defamation Trial Unsurprisingly, his comments on the podcast faced a ton of backlash on social media – leading Benedict to later defend the flick.

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