Didn't mean to offend anyone. Truthfully. Was simply suggesting that two wrongs don't make a right. I'll go away for a bit now. SAPosted by Stephen Amell on Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Stephen Amell is taking a break from social media after sharing his thoughts on Texas teenager Ahmed Mohamed.
The Arrow star appeared in a Facebook video Wednesday night where he apologized for his remarks made earlier in the day.
"I didn't mean to offend anyone today. I wasn't trying to equate things that are very, very different," he explained. "I was simply trying to say that two wrongs don't make a right. I think I did offend people."
He continued, "The best thing to do in this scenario is just go away for a little bit so be well, I'll be back and that's it."
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In a possible attempt to prove he was serious about taking a break from social media, Amell also chose to remove his profile picture on both Facebook and Twitter.
The controversy began Wednesday morning when the actor decided to chime in on the #IStandWithAhmed movement. The trending topic surfaced when news of the 14-year-old's arrest went viral after his English teacher mistook his homemade clock for a bomb.
"Stereotyping Texas isn't any better than stereotyping Ahmed," Amell tweeted before facing backlash from some of his followers. "Just so we're clear."
In less than an hour, followers began to question Amell's tweet that compelled the actor to respond in a serious of messages.
Ultimately, Amell tried to make his intentions clear once again before going silent on his social media sites.
"Didn't mean to offend anyone. Truthfully," he reiterated on Facebook. "Was simply suggesting that two wrongs don't make a right."
He concluded, "I'll go away for a bit now. SA."