After saying that Mormons were “Un-American”, because they practice “codified discrimination” at the premiere of Big Love, the HBO show about fundamentalist polygamist’s that’s produced by him, Tom Hanks is now apologizing for being mean to the Church. Which we totally knew was going to happen eventually. I mean, who else is going to watch Angels & Demons?
At the very least, his apology comes via publicist, showing just how important he considers the issue. The London Telegraph reports that Hanks ‘said’:
“I believe Proposition 8 is counter to the promise of our Constitution; it is codified discrimination,” he said in a statement through his publicist.
“But everyone has a right to vote their conscience – nothing could be more American.” He conceded his earlier remark “creates more division when the time calls for respectful disagreement”.
He added: “No one should use ‘un-American’ lightly or in haste. I did. I should not have.”