Israel Broussard of the hit Netflix teen romanctic comedy To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before has been under fire ever since offensive past tweets and likes were uncovered. Now, the 24-year-old actor’s co-star Lana Condor is speaking out about how Israel’s words really disappointed her.
The 21-year-old actress said in an interview with Elle, “Yeah, man. It’s very, very, very disappointing. And hurtful. Particularly for all the obvious reasons. The things he said are totally and completely wrong and upsetting. For me personally, I’m the one that has to answer these questions. That’s really unfair given that it should be him speaking on behalf of his actions. It’s very upsetting and unfortunate. I hope that he learns from this and grows to be a better person. I couldn’t imagine him not being better.”
Some of the comments Israel posted on Twitter have now been deleted, but the inappropriate tweets and likes date back to 2016. Multiple of the controversial comments were surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement, and many feel these comments promote racist views.
“Black Lives Matter has one goal. Division,” one of the now-deleted tweets reportedly said. Another tweet reads, “hashtags don’t f—king matter. but all lives do. black lives matter. white lives matter. police lives matter.”
“I’m not going out for a gay role, thank you though. Haha,” he reportedly wrote in another tweet.
Another comment was especially hurtful to fans, given the fact that To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before features an Asian-American actress in the leading role. “Dogs can sense earthquakes. Too bad Japan ate them all,” he wrote.
The actor took to Twitter to issue a statement, apologizing for his words. Fans are definitely holding the star accountable for his comments, spreading the word to other To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before fans not to stan the star.
— Israel Broussard (@israelbroussard) August 22, 2018
Israel wrote, “I am deeply sorry for my inappropriate and insensitive words and likes on social media. I take full responsibility for my actions and I sincerely apologize. This has been a pivotal life lesson for me. I am dedicated to becoming a more informed and educated version of myself.”
Now we can’t help but wonder – will they cut him from the cast if the movie gets a sequel? Only time will tell.
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