‘Green Book’ writer apologizes for old tweet about Muslims

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Green Book” co-writer Nick Vallelonga has apologized for a 2015 tweet about Muslims and 9/11 that has resurfaced.

In the tweet, he said then-presidential-candidate Donald Trump was correct that television news on 9/11 showed Muslims in Jersey City cheering and he had seen it.

There’s no evidence such celebrations occurred.

Vallelonga, whose father was the inspiration for one of the movie’s main characters, said in a statement Thursday that he apologizes to everyone associated with “Green Book,” especially to star Mahershala Ali, who is Muslim.

Vallelonga’s old tweet began circulating Wednesday just as “Green Book” director Peter Farrelly was apologizing when a 20-year-old story emerged about him flashing his genitals to colleagues as a joke.

“Green Book” won a Golden Globe Award on Sunday for best musical or comedy movie.

Associated Press

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