Luke Cage Actor, Mike Colter, Apologizes After “Sarcastic” Remark About Charles Ellis Groping Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande, left, laughs with Bishop Charles H. Ellis during the funeral service for Aretha Franklin at Greater Grace Temple, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in Detroit. Franklin died Aug. 16, 2018 of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Ariana Grande, left, laughs with Bishop Charles H. Ellis during the funeral service for Aretha Franklin at Greater Grace Temple, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in Detroit. Franklin died Aug. 16, 2018 of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Mike Colter, who plays Luke Cage on the popular Netflix series is in hot water with fans after making light of a pastor getting handsy with Ariana Grande during Aretha Franklin’s funeral on Friday.

After appearing to grip her side boob tightly when she finished singing “Natural Woman” at Aretha Franklin’s funeral, Bishop Charles H. Ellis III was called out on social media.

As the world watched, Grande looked rather uncomfortable as Ellis, hugged her tightly. Colter applauded this moment and tweeted:

“Now THIS is how you shoot your shot! Zero F***!’ Colter wrote on Twitter in response to a video of the incident.

The Daily Show host Trevor Noah, posted the uncomfortable hug in a pic and noted the pastor’s hand smack dab on the side of Grande’s breast.

“What was up with that pastors hand?” Noah questioned.

With his insensitive tweet, Colter contributed to rape culture, where men think it’s OK to accost a woman without her consent.

On Sunday, after much criticism, Colter walked back his comments, deleted the tweet and apologized.

“Hello all. I apologize about my tweet earlier,” he wrote. “In no way do I condone any such behavior. It was intended to point out the absurdity of the act itself. Complete and biting sarcasm. I realized quickly that it was not taken as such.”

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SOURCE: Kia Morgan-Smith
The Grio