‘Green Book’ writer apologizes for anti-Muslim tweet as the Oscar frontrunner continues to be rocked by controversy
- “Green Book” co-writer Nick Vallelonga apologized on Thursday for an anti-Muslim tweet from 2015.
- “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 said in a statement.
- In the tweet, Vallelonga had responded to a claim by Donald Trump that thousands of people in New Jersey cheered after the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks.
- “Muslims in New Jersey cheering when towers went down. I saw it, as you did, possibly on local CBS news,” Vallelonga tweeted.
“Green Book” is an awards favorite,