The movie title references "The Negro Motorist Green Book", which served as a travel guide for African-Americans traveling in the South during segregation by listing friendly and whites-only hotels, restaurants and other businesses.
Twitter users were shell-shocked with his choice words and vented about the incident online.
Mahershala Ali has accepted an apology from "Green Book" actor Viggo Mortensen for using the N-word on at a screening of their film - but noted that it was not appropriate for his co-star to use the slur. According to accounts from the Q&A, Mahershala Ali was asked about the use of hate speech throughout generations. Mortensen is apologizing for using the N-word while discussing the film.
"Last night I participated in a Q&A session moderated by Elvis Mitchell following a screening of Green Book in Los Angeles", Mortensen said Thursday in a statement obtained by EW.
"I was there last night too and it was by far the most weird and uncomfortable moment I've ever witnessed at a Q&A", another attendee tweeted.
Neymar recibe un insólito pago por aplaudirle a su público
Por ejemplo, el astro brasileño percibe 375.000 euros por aplaudir a los aficionados cuando acaba el encuentro. Y, además, tiene primas que no sólo son por resultados deportivos.
The 60-year-old explained his goal behind using the term and said: 'Although my intention was to speak strongly against racism, I have no right to even imagine the hurt that is caused by hearing that word in any context, especially from a white man. "And that's when he went, 'I'm gonna go off on a tangent here, but it's important, and I don't like saying the word", before uttering the word. I am very sorry that I did use the full word last night, and will not utter it again, ' he added.
He concluded by saying he signed on for Green Book because he wanted to "expose ignorance and prejudice in the hope that our movie's story might help in some way to change people's views and feelings regarding racial issues".
'It is a handsome, profound movie story that I am very proud to be a part of'.
During this conversation, he used the offensive word to demonstrate the difference between America's Civil Rights Movement and present times. This news was previously reported by People.