"I'm gonna let you know, I really do want to apologize to anybody who was offended by these tweets, and was hurt deeply," the actor said, per Yahoo. "Because as an example, as an African American man, a Black man here in this country, I did not want to give the perception that we're supposed to gloss this over and forgive the death of George Floyd, the murder of George Floyd. And I want to apologize to everyone right now who was ever offended, because it hurt."
"I just wanted peace. And I guess it goes back to my approval. It goes back to my need for approval, it went back to that."
"And again, it was a mistake. It was a mistake to tweet that out at that time," he continued.
"The need is for us as a people to actually come together and really, really be what we need to be to this country, because it's our country. This is our country. We died and fought, and I'm not giving it away. This is our inheritance."
Read the tweets in question below:
Defeating White supremacy without White people creates Black supremacy. Equality is the truth.