Outlander's Sam Heughan issues apology and will 'educate himself' on Israel-Gaza conflict
Sam Heughan, the star of Outlander, made an apology and a few promises after it was revealed that he was among hundreds of actors
and musicians who signed the Artists for Palestine UK open letter, alongside Tilda Swinton and Steve Coogan.
The letter has been criticized for making inflammatory assertions about Israel and the Israel-Gaza conflict without mentioning the militant organization Hamas.
In an Instagram statement, the 43-year-old said, "I inadvertently signed something that does not reflect my beliefs."
I thought it was a simple call for PEACE...it wasn't."
The Hollywood actor, well known for his portrayal as Jamie Fraser, went on to say that he condemns "violence in any form" as well as terrorism and has been "heartbroken" by Hamas' "horrific actions."
Sam, who also has many business enterprises, expressed his sympathy for those affected by the violence while admitting he doesn't know "nearly enough" about the situation to sign open letters.
He closed by vowing to "educate myself," sharing his prayers and aspirations for "peace and love," and expressing his wish to "help in some way."