Hawn met President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan during the World Economic Forum on January 25 and posted a photo with him with a caption that read: “Met the wonderful President of Nigeria @JGoodlucktweets today in #Davos.”
The picture soon gained a lot of attention considering the President’s anti-gay views.
“First of all, it had every right to cause an uproar,” Hawn said, soon deleting the tweet and writing an apology to her Twitter followers. “I had no idea.”
Hawn said that she “literally hadn’t looked at the news,” because of her busy schedule traveling and writing a book.
When she did find out about Jonathon’s views, she said: “It breaks my heart because I have my own personal feelings about this. This is man’s inhumanity to man of the first order. It’s more than ridiculous, it’s barbaric.”
Hawn, mother of actress Kate Hudson, said that she thinks the acceptance of gay rights is “inevitable.”
“It’s going to happen, I’m sorry guys, you’ve got no choice,” Hawn said. “I hate to tell you, but we’re going in the right direction.”