Sylvester Stallone Tweets This Apology to Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan

Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele
Creed director Ryan Coogler and actors Sylvester Stallone and Michael B. Jordan
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Sylvester Stallone apparently ran back onstage at the 2016 Golden Globes and thanked Creed director Ryan Coogler and the film’s lead actor, Michael B. Jordan, after forgetting to do so during his acceptance speech.

Stallone caught a lot of backlash, especially by those who felt it was particularly important to acknowledge the two black men who resuscitated his Rocky franchise.


On Tuesday, Stallone tweeted an apology to Coogler and Jordan and referenced Samuel L. Jackson in the process, since Jackson was one of the vocal celebrities who gently put Stallone on blast for forgetting to thank Coogler and Jordan.

Good stuff, Sly.

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Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele is a staff writer at The Root and the founder and executive producer of Lectures to Beats, a Web series that features video interviews with scarily insightful people. Follow Lectures to Beats on Facebook and Twitter.

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