Mickey Rourke has some ‘splaining to do

Tim Kinnealy / November 11, 2008

Anyone who’s ever gazed into the all-nurturing eyes of Mickey Rourke should know that he’s a friend to all living creatures, but apparently that fact escaped some people recently. E! Online explains:

Mickey Rourke’s foul mouth has gotten him in trouble again.
The actor spewed an antigay slur last night when a paparazzo asked him about gossip reports linking him to Evan Rachel Wood.
“She’s a good friend, that’s it,” Rourke said, while walking into L.A.’s Hyde nightclub. “Tell that f—-t who wrote all that shit in the paper I’d like to break his f–king legs.”
A video of the incident quickly went viral today as soon as it was posted at Hollywood.tv.
But now, in an exclusive statement to me, Rourke says he regrets what he said. “I want to sincerely apologize for the derogatory word I used,” he says in the statement. “It was insensitive and inappropriate of me and I am deeply sorry that I may have offended anyone.”

Before anyone jumps on Rourke’s case, they should step back and realize this could happen to anyone. Just yesterday I called someone a “dog-blowing scumbag” and told him I was going to punch his syphilitic grandmother in the dusty vagina. I could tell he’d taken my statement the wrong way, when all I meant was “You’re holding up the check-out line.” To be fair, I can see why he didn’t get where I was coming from considering his wheelchair was lodged in the candy bar rack. So I’m just saying mistakes happen and, wheelchair guy, if you’re reading this, I forgive you. Even if my 40 oz. of Mickey’s was piss-warm from waiting in line causing me to uppercut all the minorities on my block. The important thing is, the healing has begun. (I had to move.)

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