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Former James Bond star George Lazenby apologises for “homophobic” and “misogynistic” comments

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James Bond actor George Lazenby has apologised after being accused of making “homophobic” and “misogynistic” comments in a recent on-stage interview.The actor, who starred as 007 in the 1969 film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, was appearing as a guest as part of an Australian tour called The Music of James Bond.However, audience members in Perth took offence at the Australian actor’s anecdotes, describing them as “creepy” and “disgusting”.Taking to Twitter, Lazenby said he was “sorry and saddened to hear” that his stories had offended some fans.“It was never my intention to make hurtful or homophobic comments and I am truly sorry if my stories that I have shared many times were taken that way,” he wrote.Theatre producer Concertworks said it was “extremely saddened and disappointed” by Lazenby’s “language, comments and recollections” during Saturday’s (September 10) show in Perth, and have since removed the actor from all future performances of the tour.“These were his personal views and there is no excuse for this in today’s society.

They do not reflect the views of Concertworks,” said the company’s lawyer, Aaron Kernaghan in a statement (via the BBC).Kernaghan added that the company has “chosen to discontinue its relationship with Mr Lazenby” and is now conducting a “thorough review of the matter”.I am sorry and saddened to hear that my stories in Perth on Saturday might have offended some people.

It was never my intention to make hurtful or homophobic comments and I am truly sorry if my stories that I have shared many times were taken that way.

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