In an interview with Fast Company, actor Ryan Reynolds said that he and wife Blake Lively “will always be deeply and unreservedly sorry” for holding their wedding at a former plantation in South Carolina.
— The Hill (@thehill) August 4, 2020
By the way, the wedding was back in 2012. The Hill reports:
“It’s something we’ll always be deeply and unreservedly sorry for,” he said. “It’s impossible to reconcile. What we saw at the time was a wedding venue on Pinterest. What we saw after was a place built upon devastating tragedy.”
The “Deadpool” actor said a “mistake like that can either cause you to shut down or it can reframe things and move you into action.”
The couple donated $200,000 to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund in May as the Black Lives Matter movement grew in prominence following George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis police custody.
Fast Company reported Reynolds is hesitant to discuss his social justice efforts “because he worries that white celebrities too often drown out nonwhite voices, even if that’s not their intention.”
So Reynolds and Lively became “woke” just recently and realized what a terrible thing they’d done by holding their wedding at Boone Hall eight years ago.
I can't believe they wholeheartedly endorsed slavery in this way!
— Jim Gannon (@Jim_Gannon) August 4, 2020
Great! Now all of our problems are solved…I feel so much better!
— Cgs (@Cgshall) August 4, 2020
— Author Leah Yehudah (@LeahYehudah_) August 4, 2020
— la paz?♒️ (@creeolina212) August 4, 2020
— Norman Pattis (@NormanPattis) August 4, 2020
Belated virtue signaling is the best kind
— nikolai_luzhen (@NLuzhen) August 4, 2020
Oh good grief they got u too..
— dbbeagles (@dbbeagles) August 4, 2020
— Texas Boy Mom (@eckhartmom) August 4, 2020
— Merica Bros (@BrosMerica) August 4, 2020
“Sorry bout that. How bout 200k and we call it square?”.
— JP Timlin (@toolboxtilman) August 4, 2020
They should be canceled. Boycott them now. The shame
— valentinkittykat (@michaelparaske4) August 4, 2020
Never apologize. Apologies are blood in the water to sjw sharks.
— Neinlives (@Neinlives99) August 4, 2020
Tell people to STFU. Who cares where you got married as long as you enjoyed it. Stop giving into the ideological mob
— Reclaiming My Time (@JohnDOE97031430) August 4, 2020
If you are offended by the location of a couple’s (that you don’t know) wedding, you need to quit life, because you’ve gone through all the real problems and there are no more.
— Thomas Brady (@NotThe_TomBrady) August 4, 2020
Put them in the doghouse with Lady Antebellum.
OUCH! Singer ‘Lady A’ fires back HARD at band formerly known as Lady Antebellum’s lawsuit and attempt to ‘look ‘woke’ to their fans’ https://t.co/Oiorra8hKS
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 11, 2020