We can all agree that Hugh Jackman is great, right? It’s very hard to think of him as anything but a charming, multi-talented sweetheart. I’m convinced he could spoil the finale of Downton Abbey, steal fries off my plate at a restaurant, and have his phone ring during a movie, and I’d still just be like, “Oh, Hugh, you’re so lovely.” Because I’m sure he would be very polite if any of those things offended me. If I happened to spot him walking around naked at a Japanese spa, I would also still think he was great, because I wouldn’t even be offended in the first place.
Apparently the patrons of a spa at the foot of Mount Fuji didn’t even have to consider this situation hypothetically, because a few months ago, when Hugh was filming his upcoming movie The Wolverine in Japan, he failed to cover his… um… parts… during his visit. Hugh was handed a small towel to cover the parts in question, but he mistook it for a washcloth and used it to cool off his face instead. I can understand how he might have made this mistake, because you can’t give the guy who plays Wolverine a tiny towel to wrap around his waist. It simply won’t reach. And I’m referring to the size of his godlike physique, and not to the size of other things, so get your mind out of the gutter, silly.
Apparently people began staring at him in shock and offense (which doesn’t make sense to me at all, because last I heard they were looking at a naked Hugh Jackman, right?), but apparently Hugh thought it was just because he was the only white guy there. When another spa-goer pointed out what Hugh was supposed to do with his towel (i.e., use it to correct the fact that he was the only guy there with his privates hanging out), Hugh finally realized the mistake he had made. Hugh explained the incident.
“I was feeling uncomfortable and finally this guy in the tub grunts and points to my head and then grunts and points to my private parts. Finally I realised the towel was meant to be covering my privates and I’d spent about an hour just waltzing around this place with this thing in one hand and a beer in my other!”
And I’m sure he was very apologetic about offending anyone with his nudity, because he’s Hugh Jackman and he’s lovely, remember? Even when he doesn’t realize he’s the only naked person in the room.