June 25, 2010

Val Kilmer: Sorry, New Mexico!

Val Kilmer is saying sorry for his big mouth, after an interview where he talked lots of trash about his old hometown of San Miguel, New Mexico.

In a Rolling Stone interview Kilmer described his old stomping grounds as the "homicide capital of the Northwest, among other flattering assessments.

But speaking this week to the Wall Street Journal, Kilmer regretted his rash words. "I hope that you can recognize my deep regret for the impact my comments have had on you, my neighbors, as well as our state. I am, and wish to remain, a contributing member of our community."

Kilmer has been looking to open a local business, a bed and breakfast for tourists who come to his town, but the local community was not backing his efforts thanks to the offensive interview. Apparently it's a bad idea to do Rolling Stone interviews, they only cause trouble for you.

Val Kilmer: Sorry

Actor Val Kilmer apologized to his neighbors in New Mexico Wednesday at a San Miguel County Commission meeting in Las Vegas, seven years after making disparaging remarks about his San Miguel, N.M. hometown in an interview in Rolling Stone. (The actor claimed his area was "the homicide capital of the Southwest," among other insults.) A five-member commission granted Kilmer the permit needed to open his Pecos River Ranch as a bed and breakfast inn to paying guests. (He previously had no community support behind his desire to transform the ranch, thanks to the interview.) It was an unanimous decision.

Val Kilmer: Sorry

Posted at June 25, 2010 4:04 AM