Published: Fri, January 11, 2019

'I was an idiot' for genital-flashing: Green Book director

'I was an idiot' for genital-flashing: Green Book director

Vallelonga's tweet had been live on his Twitter feed since November 2015, but was deleted shortly after 7pm ET on January 9, 2019 as it resurfaced on social media. Just ask James Gunn, Kevin Hart, and Roseanne Barr about that.

Upon the tweet's resurfacing, several professionals in the film industry have lambasted Vallelonga, including La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz, who pointed out that Green Book star and recent Golden Globe victor Mahershala Ali is a Muslim.

Vallelonga's tweet, which is no longer available, was confirmed with BuzzFeed News by his manager.

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. "Muslims in New Jersey cheering when towers went down".

You see, before he turned his attention to more serious movies such as Green Book, Farrelly was one half of the comedic duo the Farrelly Brothers, who - along with his brother Bobby Farrelly - were known for their hit comedies such as Dumb and Dumber, Shallow Hal and Stuck on You. We could start to hear from a lot of women, including Diaz, who found it sexual and degrading but were afraid to say anything in 1998.


The article was found and quoted by The Cut after Green Book's success at the Golden Globes on Sunday. Upon its release, Vallelonga was criticized for the authenticity in his script, who based the story on experiences of his father, after the family of Dr. Don Shirley, played by Ali in the film, spoke out against the film. "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. Farrelly said: "I thought I was being amusing and the truth is I'm embarrassed and it makes me cringe now".

All in all, this hasn't been a good week for Green Book post-Golden Globes, and while I can admit my own bias against the movie, it doesn't really surprise me that all of this is coming out now. "Thousands of people were cheering", Trump told ABC's George Stephanopoulos in an interview. He wrote that Trump was "100 percent correct". "Green Book is a story about love, acceptance and overcoming barriers, and I will do better".

"True. I was an idiot", he told The Cut in a statement.

While the film's recent wins at the Golden Globes were a boon to predictions that it will be an Academy Awards contender, other controversies have also lessened the film's shine. Finally she says, 'Let me see it.' And I lift my shirt and have it ...' he grins 'hanging over'.

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