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EntertainmentGreen Book writer sorry for 9/11 tweet

16:33  11 january  2019
16:33  11 january  2019 Source:   bbc.com

‘Green Book’ Writer Deletes Twitter Account After Anti-Muslim Tweet Stirs More Controversy

‘Green Book’ Writer Deletes Twitter Account After Anti-Muslim Tweet Stirs More Controversy “Green Book” screenwriter Nick Vallelonga has deleted his Twitter account after an old tweet resurfaced.

“ Green Book ” writer and producer Nick Vallelonga has deleted his Twitter account after one of his old social media posts from 2015, in which he seemed to back Donald Trump’s claim that New Jersey Muslims cheered on 9 / 11 , resurfaced online. In November 2015, Trump made headlines after the

The Writer Of ‘ Green Book ’ Is Under Fire For An Old Tweet Claiming Muslims Cheered 9 / 11 . The tweet , like many such potentially damaging tweets , hails from long before Vallelonga had achieved crossover success. In 2015, then-presidential nominee, at one of his rallies, doubled down on his

Green Book writer sorry for 9/11 tweet© Reuters Nick Vallelonga (left), Viggo Mortensen (centre) and Brian Currie attended the National Board of Review Awards The writer of Oscar-tipped film Green Book has apologised for a 2015 tweet in which he said he saw Muslims in New Jersey celebrating the 9/11 attacks.

Nick Vallelonga tweeted his support for Donald Trump, who said he had seen "thousands and thousands" cheering - a claim that's been widely discredited.

Vallelonga wrote that Mr Trump was "100% correct", but has now said sorry "for the hurt I have caused".

He won a Golden Globe Award on Sunday, and the Oscars are now six weeks away.

Vallelonga wrote Green Book about the story of his father Tony Lip, who drove black concert pianist Don Shirley through the US Deep South amid the racism of the 1960s.

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11 attacks. Vallelonga’s tweet called Trump’s falsehood “100% correct” and claimed, “Muslims in Jersey City cheering when towers went down. A representative for Vallelonga did not immediately respond to request for comment about the tweet . A representative for Universal Pictures, which is distributing

Green Book writer deletes Twitter after alleging ‘Muslims cheered on 9 / 11 ’ in unearthed tweet . Emma KellyThursday 10 Jan 2019 8:49 am. Share this article via facebook Share this article via twitter Share this article via messenger. Share this with.

Viggo Mortensen plays the driver, while Mahershala Ali, a Muslim, portrays Shirley. But its Oscar chances may be affected by a string of recent controversies.

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“ Green Book ' writer Nick Vallelonga has apologized for a Tweet espousing a narrative that American Muslims could be seen cheering after 9 / 11 . “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

Social media users resurfaced a 2015 tweet from a " Green Book " screenwriter Wednesday that appeared to show support for a debunked claim The film's screenwriter, Nick Vallelonga, wrote in a deleted 2015 tweet appearing to support a claim, which lacks evidence, that Muslims in New Jersey

The latest controversy comes after the re-emergence of the tweet Vallelonga sent following a rally in November 2015, where Mr Trump - then a presidential candidate - said: "I watched in Jersey City, New Jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down."

Vallelonga wrote: "100% correct. Muslims in Jersey City cheering when towers went down. I saw it, as you did, possibly on local CBS news."

There has never been any evidence to support Mr Trump's claim that "thousands" celebrated after the attacks in 2001.

A clip has emerged of a WCBS correspondent at the time reporting that police found eight men celebrating in one building in New Jersey, but it did not show footage of the men.

In a statement reported by Hollywood Reporter, Variety and other sites, Vallelonga said: "I want to apologise. 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.

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‘ Green Book ’ Director Peter Farrelly Sorry for Flashing Penis in the Past: ‘I Was an Idiot’. ‘ Green Book ’ Writer Nick Vallelonga Supported Trump’s Claim That New Jersey Muslims Cheered 9 / 11 . The news articles, Tweets , and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee

Green Book writer under fire after tweet resurfaces saying he '100% agreed' with Trump's debunked claims that Muslims were cheering in New Jersey after Vallelonga's 2015 tweet in which he replied to Trump to '100% agreed' with claims Muslims cheered after 9 / 11 . The tweet has now been deleted but

'This lesson is not lost on me'

"I especially deeply apologise to the brilliant and kind Mahershala Ali, and all members of the Muslim faith, for the hurt I have caused. I am also sorry to my late father who changed so much from Dr Shirley's friendship and I promise this lesson is not lost on me.

"Green Book is a story about love, acceptance and overcoming barriers, and I will do better."

Participant Media, which produced the film, also released a statement saying: "We find Mr Vallelonga's Twitter post offensive, dangerous, and antithetical to Participant Media's values. We reject it in no uncertain terms."

La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz was among those criticising the writer on Twitter, calling his comments "too disgusting".

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Green Book writer sorry for 9/11 tweet© Getty Images Nick Vallelonga (right) appeared with his Green Book co-writer Brian Currie and their Golden Globes

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On Sunday, Vallelonga picked up the Golden Globe for best screenplay alongside Farrelly and co-writer Brian Currie. The Golden Globes are among the key precursors to the Oscars.

The controversies have come at a crucial time in the Oscars race - voting for the nominees opened on 7 January and closes on 14 January. The ceremony itself will take place on 24 February.

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