“9-1-1” star Ryan Guzman has walked back his seeming help for the use of the N-phrase.
Guzman, 32, who plays firefighter Eddie Diaz on the outlandish Fox procedural, located himself less than hearth this weekend from his co-stars right after he posted an Instagram video clip defending his fiancée’s use of the racial slur in the earlier.
But on Monday, he posted a video clip shifting his tune. “I do not condone the use of the N-phrase by any non-black man or woman. That contains all Latinos. That’s not our phrase. I arrived from an offended put. I could not feel straight, and I misspoke.”
The controversy started out on Sunday, when he posted a video clip defending his fiancée, Brazilian actress and product Chrysti Ane, who made use of the slur in tweets from 2011.
In Sunday’s video clip, he said, “I have lots of close friends — black, white, Asian, Indian, whatsoever they are, Korean — and we make enjoyment of each individual other’s races all the time. We call each individual other slurs all the time … So, what are y’all trying to get at? You are trying to establish that any person that is not racist is racist? Nah. You don’t have that electrical power. There is no racist energy coming from this domestic at all.”
By Monday, his “9-1-1” co-stars Aisha Hinds and Oliver Stark condemned him on Twitter. Stark wrote, “I know a ton of you want to listen to my thoughts on what a solid member said right now on IG reside. I can convey to you that my viewpoint is there is definitely no justification for the use of the n phrase. It belongs to the Black community only and I definitely don’t agree with it remaining made use of by … everyone else less than any instances.”
“I’m not in this article to provide anyone down,” Guzman said in Monday’s apology video clip, adhering to Stark and Hinds’ tweeted reprimands. “I apologize to people that I have offended and misrepresented myself by applying the erroneous time period … I will continue on to improve, and continue on to support out the community.”
“9-1-1” has been renewed for a fourth year.