Val Kilmer Publicly Apologizes for Critical Remark About Mexico


Val Kilmer


The Doors star has accepted San Miguel County officials' offer to make an explanation for a comment he made about the country in past interviews.

Actor Val Kilmer has publicly apologized to his New Mexico neighbors for critical remarks he has made about the state in past interviews. The Doors star accepted an offer from San Miguel County officials to explain himself and attended a commission meeting on Wednesday, June 23, where he attempted to make amends for sleights about New Mexicans, explaining he understood why locals would be upset when they "hear negative things about a place you love".

After hearing his comments, the officials granted the actor permission to rent out guest houses on his estate near Santa Fe. But some neighbors, led by civil rights activist Abran Tapia, are not satisfied with Kilmer's apology because he didn't address charges he's an alleged racist trying to chase Latinos off his land.

And Tapia insists someone needs to continue speaking up for those who were offended by remarks Kilmer made in a 2003 Rolling Stone article, where he was quoted as saying he lives in the "homicide capital of the Southwest" and keeps a gun in his vehicle. Kilmer added, "Eighty per cent of the people in my county are drunk." The actor has since insisted he was misquoted.

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Comments

  •  
    Fuck You
    Aug 16, 2010

    Since when does New Mexico = Mexico? Fucking idiot.

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Report: Drake Is Actually Gay and His Rihanna Romance Is Fake
  2. Audrina Patridge Shares Sweet Photo of Her Breastfeeding Her Daughter
  3. Did Faith Evans Just Expose Her Vagina in Front of the Crowd? See the Evidence!
  4. Rob Kardashian Tweets Kylie's Number as He Blasts His Family for Snubbing Blac Chyna
  5. North West Serves as Flower Girl at a Wedding and Dances Adorably at the Party
  6. Angelina Jolie Reportedly Turns to Johnny Depp Amid Brad Pitt Divorce
  7. Orlando Bloom and Malin Akerman Have Steamy Threesome on Netflix's 'Easy'
  8. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Do Have a Pre-Nup. So, Who's the Big Winner?
  9. Taylor Swift Debuts New Haircut, Parties With Gwyneth Paltrow, Mick Jagger at Liberty Ross' Birthday
  10. Cathriona White's Letter Reveals Jim Carrey Called Her a 'Whore' and Gave Her STDs

CELEBS PHOTO