Mickey Rourke Super Sorry He’s a Homophobic Asshole

Remember how upset we were yesterday that Mickey Rourke told a paparazzo to “Tell that fagot who wrote all that shit in the paper I’d like to break his fucking legs”? Well, all’s forgiven now that he’s issued the standard publicist written apology:

“I want to sincerely apologize for the derogatory word I used. It was insensitive and inappropriate of me and I am deeply sorry that I may have offended anyone.”

According to E!’s Marc Malkin, who got the “exclusive statement” (Digression: Is it crazy to think that a public apology ought to be something made, you know, publicly?), this isn’t the first time Rourke’s been in trouble for using the word “fag”:

“Rourke found himself in similar trouble back in 2006 when he used the F-word to describe a drunken fan who he almost got into a fight with.

“Look, I’m not afraid to say the word f-g,” he said in an interview with New York’s Time Out magazine. “I’ve got plenty of gay friends. We toss the word around.”

So, now we’re going to spend the rest of the day with images of Mickey Rourke and his gay friends painting each others toenails while calling each other “faggot” and giggling about how much they want to bash each others brains in stuck in our head. Just great.