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Outtakes Online: Caan apologizes for comments
BY MIKE GORDON / firstname.lastname@example.org
“Hawaii Five-0” star Scott Caan said he’s sorry for the derogatory comments about Hawaii that he made on national television Thursday, Jan. 24.
He sent me an email today through his spokeswoman, who said he was unavailable Friday, Jan. 25, to address the public outcry that followed his appearance on E!’s “Chelsea Lately.”
Caan, a Golden Globe nominee for his role as Danny “Danno” Williams on “Five-0,” said he didn’t like living in Hawaii, there’s “a lot of crystal meth” here and that the food “sucks.”
But today in an email, he apologized.
“I am truly sorry for my comments made on ‘Chelsea Lately,’” Caan said in his message. “Jokes are always a part of late night talk shows, but I’m horrified if I hurt or offended anyone, as that was not my intention. I love Hawaii, I love the people of Hawaii and I apologize.”
Cann’s comments during the late night interview were often in response to leading questions by Handler. But he was nonetheless critical of the pace of island living.
“Everything is very slow-motion,” he told Handler on her show. “I pick up the cup and they … slowly pick up the cup. Everything is too relaxed for me. I like to hustle and there is no hustle there.”
Mike Gordon covers film and television in Hawaii for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Email him at email@example.com and follow him on Twitter. Read his weekly “Outtakes” column Sundays in the Star-Advertiser.