How does Ben Stiller really feel about Shaun White getting warmth for an offensive Halloween costume based mostly off his “Tropic Thunder” film?
He’s sorry. Still.
TMZ Sports broke the story … White dressed up as Simple Jack — a mentally disabled character who was continually known as the r-word within the 2008 film.
Back in 2008, a number of incapacity teams spoke out towards the flick — calling the Simple Jack character offensive and tasteless.
Now, with White trotting out the costume once more, teams just like the Special Olympics ripped Shaun for exploiting particular wants for an inexpensive snort.
White has since apologized — and now Stiller is weighing in too.
“Tropic Thunder was boycotted 10 years ago when it came out, and I apologized then,” Stiller stated on social media.
“It was at all times meant to make enjoyable of actors attempting to do something to win awards. I stand by my apology, the film, Shaun White, And the nice folks and work of the Special Olympics.
We’ve tried to seek out Stiller’s unique apology however to this point, no luck. We’ve additionally reached out to Stiller’s rep — however no phrase again but.