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Entertainment'Green Book' Writer Nick Vallelonga Apologizes for Resurfaced Anti-Muslim Tweet

08:40  11 january  2019
08:40  11 january  2019 Source:   hollywoodreporter.com

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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. “@realDonaldTrump 100% correct,” the Nov. 2015 tweet read. “ Muslims in Jersey City cheering when towers went down. I saw it, as you did

“ Green Book ' writer Nick Vallelonga has apologized for a Tweet espousing a narrative that American Muslims could be seen cheering after 9/11. “@realDonaldTrump 100% correct,” the Nov. 2015 tweet read. “ Muslims in Jersey City cheering when towers went down. I saw it, as you did

'Green Book' Writer Nick Vallelonga Apologizes for Resurfaced Anti-Muslim Tweet

Nick Vallelonga has apologized for his tweet from 2015 that agreed with Donald Trump's claim that Muslims in Jersey City cheered when the World Trade Centre towers came down on 9/11.

“I want to apologize," said the Green Book writer in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. "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."

He added, "I especially deeply apologize 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.”

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Golden Globe-Winning ‘ Green Book ’ Co- Writer Spikes His Twitter Account After Old Anti - Muslim It certainly has been an up-and-down week for Green Book co-screenwriter Nick Vallelonga . He has not commented publicly about today’s controversy. Vallelonga ’s resurfaced tweet was in support of

“ 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 Reps for Vallelonga did not immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday. But a publicist for the writer told IndieWire: “The twitter

Participant Media, which co-financed and produced Green Book, shared the following statement: "We find Mr. Vallelonga’s Twitter post offensive, dangerous, and antithetical to Participant Media’s values. We reject it in no uncertain terms."

Controversies for the film's team continue to grow after Green Book director Peter Farrelly came under scrutiny on Wednesday when film website The Cut uncovered a 1998 Newsweek article that described how he used to flash his genitals as a joke.

At the 2019 Golden Globes, co-writers Vallelonga, Farrelly and Brian Hayes Currie were awarded Best Screenplay and the film picked up three awards in total.

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‘Green Book' Screenwriter's Resurfaced Anti-Muslim Tweet Sparks Backlash.
A “Green Book” screenwriter has deleted his Twitter account after facing backlash for a resurfaced 2015 tweet that echoed an anti-Muslim conspiracy theory touted by then-presidential candidate Donald Trump. Nick Vallelonga, who along with writers Peter Farrelly and Brian Currie won a Golden Globe on Sunday for best original screenplay, tweeted in November 2015 that Trump was “100% correct” when he said that “Muslims in Jersey City” had been seen on television cheering the 9/11 attacks. Vallelonga was referring to an assertion made by Trump that “people over in New Jersey … a heavy Arab population” had celebrated the fall of the twin towers.

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