Green Book writer apologises for anti-Muslim tweet
Nick Vallelonga says he is ‘incredibly sorry’ after discovery of a 2015 tweet in which he backed a false claim by Donald Trump about 9/11
Nick Vallelonga, the Green Book writer and producer whose late father Tony is a central character in the film, has apologised for a 2015 social media post that triggered accusations of Islamophobia.
Vallelonga has come under fire after the discovery of a tweet in which he backed Donald Trump’s false claim during the election campaign that in New Jersey “thousands of people were cheering” the destruction of the World Trade Center. In a widely circulated screenshot, Vallelonga wrote in reply to Trump: “100% correct. Muslims in Jersey City cheering when towers went down. I saw it, as you did, possibly on local CBS news.”Continue reading...