Actor Scott Caan of Hawaii Five-0 fame recently got himself into a little trouble with the comments he made about Hawaii on the Chelsea Handler show. Now Caan is trying to negate the backlash against him by apologizing for those comments that he made last week slamming Hawaii, the state that he currently lives in and films the hit CBS television show Hawaii-Five-0.
In an e-mail, Caan addressed the public outcry that followed his appearance on E’s “Chelsea Lately” talk show and apologized.
Caan, a Golden Globe nominee for his role as Danny “Danno” Williams on “Five-0,” said he didn’t like living in Hawaii, there’s “a lot of crystal meth” here and that the food “sucks.”
“I am truly sorry for my comments made on ‘Chelsea Lately,'” Caan said in his message. “Jokes are always a part of late night talk shows, but I’m horrified if I hurt or offended anyone, as that was not my intention. I love Hawaii, I love the people of Hawaii and I apologize.”
Caan’s comments during the late night interview were often in response to leading questions by Handler. But he was nonetheless critical of the pace of island living.
“Everything is very slow-motion,” he told Handler. “I pick up the cup and they … slowly pick up the cup. Everything is too relaxed for me. I like to hustle and there is no hustle there.”
While it is understandable that many of the people of Hawaii would be upset by the comments Caan made, he really didn’t say anything that wasn’t true to a point. However, he was definitely instigated some by Handler herself.
It is time to move on from this Hawaii. Caan is sorry, and his comments were really nothing more than an opinion.