The Twitter silence for Puerto Rican actor Amaury Nolasco is over. The actor, whose ABC show "Work It" face a social media controversy for a line about Puerto Rican drug deal ears, tweeted out an apology today around 5pm EST. The apology appeared on Nolasco's stream in both English and Spanish. It was more than 140 characters, so the entire apology tweet showed up on the WhoSay website (Spanish version):
Like we reported a few days back, we had always said that we were rooting for Nolasco to do the right thing. And he did. This apology is sincere, humble, and honest. But there are still questions: will Nolasco divulge what went through his mind when he read the line on the script for the first time? What did he think about the line? Was he just an actor doing his job? What will he do to repair the firestorm he recieved?
Boricuas Reps Withdraw Apology Demans, ABC Demonstration Still On
Upon hearing of Nolasco's tweet, Reps. José Serrano and Nydia Velázquez withdrew a demand for an apology from ABC, even though ABC has not formally commented on the grassroots movement that has been created regarding the show and its offensive line.
We guess that without an apology from ABC, plans to demonstrate tomorrow night will still continue. As of this initial post, no plans to cancel tomorrow's demonstration in New York City have occurred. In fact, a press release from The National Institute for Latino Policy was issued today with more details about the Thursday demonstration: