But disgruntled fans soon pointed out in the comments that visitors are usually prohibited from taking pictures or videos at the church, which is located in Vatican City.
“It’s my last day in Rome, and I just love you and Italy,” he said after he arranged the dumbbells. “If you think I didn’t respect your culture, that wasn’t my intention.”
He mentioned that he had previously visited the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel when he was nineteen or twenty years old. For the current trip, he made a “donation” so his friends and film crew members could join him on their days off from filming. “Quick X.”
“I’ve found that people really want to take pictures with me,” he said. “I was very respectful and asked permission for what I thought would be okay. I would never want to do anything to disrespect someone’s culture. So if I did, I apologize.”
“She definitely paid to have that special moment and made a kind donation to the church,” he added.
The video of the apology had reached nearly 3 million views as of Sunday morning.
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