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5:30 pm - 07/16/2013

Hugh Jackman unintentionally offends locals by walking around nude in spa

When Hugh Jackman was filming for his latest movie The Wolverine in Japan a few months ago, he unintentionally caused a minor incident at a Japanese spa when he walked around nude, not knowing he was supposed to cover his privates.

While visiting a traditional spa at the foot of Mount Fuji, the Australian actor was unaware that the small towel he was handed when he entered was actually meant to be worn around the waist to cover up. Instead, he used it as a washcloth to wipe his face with cold water when he was already getting hot (pun not intended). He noticed a lot of people were staring at him, but he thought it was because he was the only white person in the whole spa (and it never occurred to him that people were staring because he’s a big Hollywood star!). It wasn’t until a fellow customer pointed at his own towel and his private parts, miming what he was supposed to do with the cloth, that he realized his cultural blunder. “I’d spent about an hour just waltzing around this place with this thing in one hand and a beer in my other!” the 44 year old actor exclaimed.

The Wolverine is set to open in the US and UK on July 26, but has no release date yet in Japan. Several Japanese actors co-star in the movie, including Hal Yamanouchi, Will Yun Lee and Rila Fukushima. A number of Japanese locations also figure prominently in the story and in the production, particularly Omishima Island, Tomonura and Tokyo.

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hinata1 16th-Jul-2013 09:40 pm (UTC)
Why does thing like this NEVER EVER happen on the spa I visit...another reason to move to Japan XD LMAO!
lovely_tunes 16th-Jul-2013 09:42 pm (UTC)
well, i wouldn't have been offended

i would have hid his dick in my mouth
minakuu 16th-Jul-2013 09:46 pm (UTC)
guuuuurl, keep it classy
hidders 16th-Jul-2013 09:46 pm (UTC)
That's hilarious! I'm guessing it was an onsen (hot-springs), spas would most likely provide robes. ... Man, what an epic blunder.
burger 16th-Jul-2013 09:47 pm (UTC)
haha. well I admire his gusto or whatever I would have curled up and died from embarrassment
xelloss_poo 16th-Jul-2013 09:49 pm (UTC)
So apparently the guys side of hot springs are more conservative. In the woman's side, you do just walk around naked. And those little towels are for cool water/drying your face.
hidders 16th-Jul-2013 09:51 pm (UTC)
We women are just less sensitive about our 'junk'.
myharu 16th-Jul-2013 10:12 pm (UTC)
I wonder how his penis looks
rainbow_yarn 18th-Jul-2013 12:08 pm (UTC)
like a penis, one would hope
atelierlune 16th-Jul-2013 11:03 pm (UTC)
The comments are already all that I was hoping for.

I love that dress.
minka_g 16th-Jul-2013 11:11 pm (UTC)
Ah, that's Aussies for ya. We love walking around nude in public with beers!
glimmeringneon 16th-Jul-2013 11:29 pm (UTC)
I guess I'm going to Australia to get some action.
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baka_neko3 17th-Jul-2013 12:10 am (UTC)
hahahahaha that's hilarious! XD

if it was me there, i wouldn't mine his mistake even one bit..
mfls2010916 17th-Jul-2013 02:18 am (UTC)
Clearly another case of 'Obama bowed too deeply and offended all of Asia.' You're completely allowed to walk around naked in a hot spring. I have been in many an onsen and rarely see anyone cover up.
yoru_no_hikaru 17th-Jul-2013 09:52 am (UTC)
That is just what I'm thinking. I've heard lots of stories and reports of people and they went fully naked, never heard of a problem. Hm, maybe it depends on the place?
hisjulliet 17th-Jul-2013 06:07 am (UTC)
and not one person tells the public how big it was?

for shame
miko_nyappy 17th-Jul-2013 06:34 am (UTC)
So whats the problem??
mikanseijin 17th-Jul-2013 07:29 am (UTC)
While he may have made a cultural faux pas by not covering up (I'm still not 100% convinced that he did), I'm pretty sure they WERE all staring because he was the only white man there. Being the only person of a different race anywhere in Japan will get you looked at, naked or not.
rosetulip 17th-Jul-2013 07:32 am (UTC)
or maybe they were staring cos it's Hugh Jackman. I'm sure they would recognise him right? either that or they could also be staring at his body. it's freaking solid. haahah
inachan89 17th-Jul-2013 11:48 am (UTC)
Lolz XDD
soprettypink 17th-Jul-2013 12:24 pm (UTC)
What's up with white people going to foreign countries and not following the rules and proper procedures? I'm through with white people this week. Just fucking through.
blazingeternity 17th-Jul-2013 01:26 pm (UTC)
Sis, I don't think he was doing that out of ignorance - he most likely just didn't know! It's not like they have multi-language signs at the entrance that tell you to hide your junk... and he regretted it in the end.
Now if he walked like that into the women's bath it would have been outrageous, but this way I think the other customers were rather amused than upset.

Sorry for your awful week, though.
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