U.S.—Though the show Yellowstone has just been renewed for a second season, it will go forward without Kevin Costner, as he has been removed from the cast after it blew up on Twitter that in 1995 he starred in the big budget bomb Waterworld.
While it wasn’t a complete secret that Costner had starred in a number of odd, costly flops when he was younger, the renewed attention seemed to catch the Paramount Network off guard. They released a statement saying that while they “wish Costner the best”, they simply can’t be associated with someone who played a protagonist who “had gills and drank his own pee” and that they can’t rely on the judgement of someone who would take such a role.
Costner was apologetic about the allegations, stating, “I was more foolish back then and have since grown as a person. And my intentions were noble. It was kind of about climate change, which seemed topical and….” He then cut himself off and said he didn’t want to “re-litigate the past”. Costner has released no further statements to the press and has deleted his IMDB page.
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