- The Washington Times - Friday, August 24, 2018

Actor Israel Broussard has issued an apology after his past comments allegedly criticizing the Black Lives Matter movement and supporting President Trump resurfaced on social media.

Earlier this week, Twitter users started circulating screenshots of since-deleted tweets allegedly from Mr. Broussard’s verified account. One of the screenshots read, “Black Lives Matter has one goal. Division,” The Daily Beast reported.

Another screenshot read, “hashtags don’t f–ing matter. but all lives do. black lives matter. white lives matter. police lives matter.”

Another read, “if it were trumps emails, they’d be happy to hang him on the front lawn of the White House.” Another: “Dogs can sense earthquakes. Too bad Japan ate them all.”

Mr. Broussard, an actor from the Netflix hit film “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,” also appeared to have “liked” tweets from several prominent conservatives, such as Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and The Daily Wire founder Ben Shapiro.

The alleged tweets and likes sparked outrage among Mr. Broussard’s liberal fans. The actor on Tuesday apologized and vowed to work toward becoming “a more informed and educated” person.

“I am deeply sorry for my inappropriate and insensitive words and likes on social media,” he wrote. “I take full responsibility for my actions and I sincerely apologize. This has been a pivotal life lesson for me. I am dedicated to becoming a more informed and educated version of myself.”

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