Jason Momoa wins joker of the year… He took to Instagram to tell fans he couldn’t film Aquaman 2 because he ‘Got Run Over By A Bulldozer’ trying to protest the destruction of his native land.
Don’t worry – he’s alright. Well, for the most part (aside from being upset over this protest) and while he was joking about being run over, he isn’t joking about the protest.
Jason Momoa posted on Instagram saying:
“Sorry Warner Bros we can’t shoot Aquaman 2. Because Jason got run over by a bulldozer trying to stop the desecration of his native land THIS iS NOT HAPPENING. WE ARE NOT LETTING YOU DO THIS ANYMORE. Enough is enough. Go somewhere else.”
Jason has spent weeks protesting on the highest point on the state of Hawaii, Mauna Kea, in an effort to stop construction of a Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) which is a $1.4 billion scientific project underwritten by a group of universities in California, Canada, China, India and Japan.
The lands in which this telescope is to be built is considered native land.
Aside from Jason, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has also protested the same destruction and spent time at the site with natives. He also made a public statement saying:
“Obviously, I’ve been following this for years now — more so as everything has been amping up more recently — but when you come here to Mauna Kea you realize it bigger than a telescope. It’s humanity. It’s a culture. It is people, Polynesian people, who are willing to die here to protect this land. This very sacred land.”Dwayne Johnson to Hawaii News Now (Source)
Jason posted asking for support of this protest and is trying to bring light to how damaging this is to his native lands and culture.
He has since followed up with a picture of him standing next to natives just a few hours ago.
If you want to check up on Jason Momoa, what he’s doing and support this protest, you can visit the official @protectmaunakea Instagram account below.