Olympian Shaun White has been criticized by the Special Olympics and on social media, over his Halloween costume of Simple Jack, an intellectually-disabled character Stiller played - who was referred to by the r-word - in the 2008 film Tropic Thunder.
After a social media user sarcastically suggested a boycott of the film, the 52-year-old actor took to Twitter on Tuesday to remind everyone of the controversy the film generated a decade back.
Actually Tropic Thunder was boycotted 10 years ago when it came out, and I apologized then,' Stiller wrote on Twitter. 'It was always meant to make fun of actors trying to do anything to win awards.'
The backlash included a Rally for Respect conducted by disability groups, ultimately leading to a meeting between the groups and DreamWorks executives to smooth over tensions.
Everyone needs to chill out, It was a costume he was wearing on Halloween based off a fictional character from a satirical movie.
If you're offended, you need to relax.
It was a spot on costume. Check out more of Simple Jack below:
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