Green Book writer sorry for 9/11 tweet

Toronto Star - - ENTERTAINMENT -

Green Book co- writer Nick Val­le­longa has apol­o­gized for a 2015 tweet about Mus­lims and 9/11 that resur­faced a few days after the film won a top Golden Globe Award.

In the tweet, he said then pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Don­ald Trump was “100% cor­rect” that lo­cal TV news showed Mus­lims in Jer­sey City cheer­ing when the twin tow­ers came down on 9/11, 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.

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