Actress Goldie Hawn has denounced Nigeria's anti-gay law.

In an HuffPost Live appearance, Hawn apologized for tweeting a photo of herself with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan along with the caption “Met the wonderful President of Nigeria @JGoodlucktweets today in #Davos @wef.”

Hawn explained that she was unaware that Jonathan recently signed a law that prohibits the state from recognizing the relationships of gay couples, mandates a 14-year prison sentence for anyone who enter a same-sex marriage or civil union, prohibits the public promotion of gay rights and outlaws gay clubs and organizations.

“I must admit that, you know, I'm not tuned in to Nigeria,” Hawn said. “You know, my head's down looking at things I'm doing, no excuse. However, when I discovered it, I was absolutely appalled.”

“I have been supporting [gay rights] for many, many years.”

“It's so horrible. I mean it really feels like we've gone into the Dark Ages over there,” Hawn said of the law. “It's barbaric.”

“When you see this kind of behavior, this horror that's going on there, it breaks my heart, because I have my own personal feelings about this as I think a lot of us do. This is inhumanity. This is man's inhumanity to man of the first order,” she added. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)