Rod Stewart Apologizes For Fake ISIS-Style Execution Video
Rod Stewart has apologized for a video posted to his wife Penny Lancaster’s Instagram account Thursday that has been “misinterpreted” for an ISIS-style beheading re-enactment.
Sir Rod Stewart and his wife were in Abu Dhabi for one of his concerts and spent part of the day on the sand dunes of a nearby desert with some friends. Lancaster posted a video of the group having some fun on the dunes in which Rod and another friend could be seen acting out a beheading.
The video has been removed from Lancaster’s Instagram, and the 72-year-old singer has apologized in a statement and explained what was going on in the bizarre footage, The Sun reports.
“From re-enacting the Beatles’ Abbey Road crossing to spontaneously playing out ‘Game Of Thrones,’ we were simply larking about pre-show,” Stewart said in the statement. “Understandably, this has been misinterpreted and I send my deepest apologies to those who have been offended.”
Lancaster captioned the video “Rod Stewart 9leader0 band doing a ‘Beatles’ sand dune crossing,” but the video has been taken down likely due to the backlash it received. You can still see the full video captured by The Sun before it was deleted.
A photo of Stewart and his model wife sitting on the sand dune can still be seen on her Instagram page, as well as others from their trip to Abu Dhabi.
“Sandy afternoon,” Lancaster captioned the post.