In a recent interview with Fast Company, Ryan Reynolds apologized for the venue that he and wife Blake Lively chose for their wedding.
As the outlet explains, “Soon after protests erupted in May following the killing of George Floyd, Reynolds was forced to grapple with his own complicated personal history. His and Lively’s 2012 wedding took place at Boone Hall, a former plantation in South Carolina.”
They add that although many media outlets focused on their glamorous wedding, many pointed out that it was held in a place that profited from slavery. Then in 2018, after Reynold’s tweeted out praising Black Panther and the largely African American cast, many called him a hypocrite.
Now the actor is apologizing. He stated, “It’s something we’ll always be deeply and unreservedly sorry for. It’s impossible to reconcile. What we saw at the time was a wedding venue on Pinterest. What we saw after was a place built upon devastating tragedy. Years ago we got married again at home—but shame works in weird ways.”
“A giant f—-ing mistake like that can either cause you to shut down or it can reframe things and move you into action. It doesn’t mean you won’t f—- up again. But repatterning and challenging lifelong social conditioning is a job that doesn’t end.”