‘Green Book’ author releases public apology on Islamophia tweet

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Green Book author Nick Vallelonga has released an apology after an old-time Islamophobia tweet of his resurfaced on social media.

The Golden Globe-winning writer had to face severe backlash for a tweet made in 2015, that contained strong elements of Islamophobia backing the then-presidential candidate Donald Trump.

“Muslims in Jersey City cheering when towers went down. I saw it, as you did, possibly on CBS news,” Vallelonga had tweeted.

Twitterati enraged over the matter right there and then.

Vallelonga released a new statement to undo the damage.

“I want to apologize. 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 goes on to add: “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,” he adds.