Brendan Fraser issues ‘almost an apology’ for ‘George of the Jungle’ Bay Bridge stunt
Brendan Fraser has promised a ‘big apology’ for his stunt in which he climbed onto the George of the Jungle bridge in Central Park using only a bottle of water.
The 48-year-old insisted that the stunt proved he ‘deserved’ the award for best supporting actor at the Golden Globes later this week.
‘I am very sorry. It is all my fault,’ Fraser said in a statement. ‘I should have been more careful in how I did it, and I should have looked for a more permanent solution to my problem.
‘I was very proud of how it turned out, and I wanted to take some time to celebrate it with my family. I want to apologize to everyone who I’ve ever offended. I’m truly sorry.’
George of the Jungle had become the subject of a viral backlash after Fraser was pictured in a swimsuit and bottle of water on the bridge on the night of Jan. 29, 2019.
The stunt, which was captured on a video taken by a fan, made waves after viewers were outraged by the bridge’s security, with many calling for the bridge to be taken down.
‘If you think it should be taken down, think again’: George of the Jungle bridge in Central Park, New York City has become the subject of internet outrage after a man climbed up the bridge
The stunt, which was captured in a video taken of fans by a fan, made waves after fans were outraged by the bridge’s security
In the video, the man (pictured left with a bottle of water) appeared to have difficulty with the bottle of water he was using to climb, as it would occasionally fall off the bridge.
To make matters worse, he also appears to have several scrapes on his hands and arms, which he claimed was from falling down the bridge.
After the video was initially posted on Facebook, users were quick to question why the man who climbed onto the bridge in the video needed the water bottle.
Some even pointed out that it was very unlikely that he climbed up the bridge carrying a bottle of water.
Fraser was quickly inundated with comments, with many calling for the bridge to be torn