Ac­tor sorry for N-word

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - WORLD -

LOS AN­GE­LES: Ac­tor Ma­her­shala Ali has ac­cepted an apol­ogy by Lord Of The Rings star Viggo Mortensen n for us­ing the N-word at a screen­ing of their film Green Book.

Mortensen (pic- tured) said the word dur­ing a con­ver­sa­tion with Film In- de­pen­dent pro­gram­mer El Elvis i Mitchell. The ac­tor was speak­ing about cycli­cal and gen­era- tional use of hate speech and used the N-word as an ex­am­ple of sp speech that was no lo longer com­mon. Mortensen said: “I h have no right to even im imag­ine the hurt that is caused by hear­ing th that word in any conte text, es­pe­cially from a w white man. I … will not ut­ter it ag again.” Ali said: “I can ac­cept and em­brace his apol­ogy.”

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