Damon Wayans Jr. appears to be the latest comedian under-fire after a series of old Tweets have surfaced. If you didn’t know, it was recently announced that Damon will help executive produce a pilot over at CW that tells the story of a gender non-conforming high school graduate. This new show appears to have put a spotlight on Wayans’s relationship with the LGBTQ community which old tweets have now been dug up. Now to help mediate the situation, Wayans has come forward with an apology addressing his past behavior.
In a statement, Wayans told Out, “When I was a young comic trying to find my voice, I made some immature and hurtful tweets that I deeply regret at the expense of the LGBTQ community. When I tweeted those comments, almost 10 years ago, I was unaware of the emotional impact they could have.” “I am not excusing that behavior,” Wayans continued, “but that is not who I am today. Society evolved and so have I and it is something I will continue to do both personally and professionally. Continued learning, acceptance and thoughtful words are all important actions that will help make society a kinder and safer place for all people. You know better, you do better.”