Mike Colter, the lead actor on the Netflix series Luke Cage, upset many of his fans over the weekend. He has since apologized for the comment that prompted the backlash.
Trevor Noah had posted a clip of Ariana Grande at Aretha Franklin’s Funeral. The video shows the event’s pastor feeling up the young singer. Noah’s caption brought attention to the man’s questionable actions:”What was up with that pastors hand?”
Colter retweeted the content with his own distasteful spin. He meant to be funny when he wrote, “Now THIS is how you shoot your shot! Zero FCKS!”
Colter’s tweet has since been deleted. He came back to Twitter on Sunday with an apology, saying that the comment wasn’t meant to be taken seriously at all.
He also apologized for his being late to the party: “I was at an event all day. Sorry for the delay.” It took him a day to respond to the criticism against him. This tweet has disappeared from his page as well.
Grande has yet to make a statement about the incident.