‘Green Book’ writer apologizes for old tweet about Muslims
LOS ANGELES — “Green Book” co-writer Nick Vallelonga has apologized for a 2015 tweet about Muslims and 9-11 that has resurfaced a few days after the film won a Golden Globe Award.
In the tweet, he said thenpresidential-candidate Donald Trump was “100% correct” that local television news in New York on 9-11 showed Muslims in Jersey City cheering when the towers came down, and he had seen it.
There is no evidence such celebrations occurred.
“I spent my life trying to bring this story of overcoming differences and finding common ground to the screen, and I am incredibly sorry to everyone associated with ‘Green Book,”’ Vallelonga said in a statement Thursday.
“I especially deeply apologize to the brilliant and kind Mahershala Ali, and all members of the Muslim faith, for the hurt I have caused.”