Another day, another apology is being issued to Ariana Grande. This time around, it is coming from actor Mike Colter famous for his role in Luke Cage.
The 42-year-old decided to joke after an image started circulating around showing Bishop Charles H. Ellis III inappropriately touching/groping Ariana after she performed at Aretha Franklin‘s funeral.
The man of God greeted Ariana after she performed “Natural Woman,” started touching the side of her breast, and made a racist joke.
The former star of The Good Wife tweeted the disturbing photo and captioned it: “Now THIS is how you shoot your shot! Zero F***!”
Mike deleted the post after being bashed and said this about his insensitive action: “Hello all. I apologize about my tweet earlier. In no way do I condone any such behavior. It was intended to point out the absurdity of the act itself. Complete and biting sarcasm. I realized quickly that it was not taken as such. I was at an event all day. Sorry for the delay.”
The bishop recently did an interview where he apologized.
He said: “It would never be my intention to touch any woman’s breast. … I don’t know I guess I put my arm around her. Maybe I crossed the border, maybe I was too friendly or familiar but again, I apologize. The last thing I want to do is to be a distraction to this day. This is all about Aretha Franklin.”
He also spoke about the Taco Bell comment: “I personally and sincerely apologize to Ariana and to her fans and to the whole Hispanic community. When you’re doing a program for nine hours you try to keep it lively; you try to insert some jokes here and there.”
A fan reacted to the apology by saying: “Can we talk about how his apology wasn’t really an apology? [Maybe I did or didn’t] is what he said. He didn’t own up to it regardless and say I am sorry for having my hand at an inappropriate location. Or that he was making Arianna Grande feel VISIBLY uncomfortable. This is ridiculous. Own up to your “mistakes” and get it together!”
Ariana really made a lot of news with her performance.