Actor Zach Braff took to Twitter to comment on singer Pharrell Williams’ outfit at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, and while he claims he didn’t mean anything by it, many people saw it as “racist.”
Braff is known for the hit show “Scrubs” as well as movies like “Garden State” with Natalie Portman, but the actor became the center of controversy this weekend when he tweeted about Pharrell Williams’ performance outfit, saying that he looked like a flying monkey from “Oz The Great and Powerful.” Braff actually voiced the part of the flying monkey in the movie.
“Grammys are time-delayed in LA (?!) but someone just sent me this: #IWoreItBetter,” Braff tweeted along with a side-by-side picture comparing the two.
Immediately, Braff received harsh criticism for his comparison.
“Is it any wonder that @zachbraff has no career any more? #racist #ZachBraff,” Twitter user @ValerieVash commented.
“so not only did he miss the bellman/porters, he stepped into racist propaganda. Even if by accident,” user @iproposethis tweeted.
The following day, Braff tweeted an apology and clarified that he was not in any way commenting on Pharrell’s race.
“I love Pharrell. I thought the outfit he wore was similar to that of my bell hop in Oz,” Braff tweeted. “I apologize.”
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