Bishop Charles H. Ellis III – who led the funeral of Aretha Franklin – is under quite heavy fire because he is too trafficked with Ariana Grande. As previously reported by Inquisitr, the pastor has since apologized for the uncomfortable encounter in which he claims that Ariana's touching was never his intention.
"It would never be my intention to touch a woman's breast … I do not know, I suppose I put my arm around her, maybe I crossed the border, maybe I was too friendly or familiar but again, my apologies. & # 39;
Both defended themselves and apologized, the preacher also clarified that he wanted to embrace every artist he encountered, and cuddled a male artist in the same way as he embraced Ariana.
According to Daily mail, the predecessor is not the only one who is under fire after the incident. Netflix Luke Cage star Mike Colter recently also took a look at Twitter to apologize to his 34,500 followers before appearing to approve the actions of the predecessor.
"Hello everybody, I apologize for my tweet before, and in no way do I condone such behavior," exclaimed the 42-year-old actor in his tweet.
"It was meant to point out the absurdity of the action itself, complete and corrosive sarcasm, I quickly realized that it was not so conceived, I was at an event all day, I'm sorry about the delay."
Colter also took the time to explain that his late apologies for the response were because he was at an event and away from social media at the time.
Mike Colter apologizes for tweet about predecessor who touches Ariana Grande https://t.co/39HAlvilgU
– Daily Mail Breaking (@DM_breakingnews) September 2, 2018
Mike apologized for his sarcastic reaction to the viral tweet posted by Trever Noah who interrogated the placement of the predecessor's hand on Ariana's chest. His reaction dropped so many people because the actor seemed to clarify the situation.
"Now THIS is how you shoot! Zero F ***!"
Although a few Twitter users reacted positively to the tweet, most of them used the tweet as an opportunity to criticize him further because of what was said. A Twitter user hit the Luke Cage star for thinking of sarcasm was an acceptable answer to the situation.
A woman is not respected and you think of sarcasm?
This is exactly what men do. You want to laugh at it as if it is supposed to be accepted.
It came to light because it was so @Ariana Grande
It flies millions of women every day around the world
N sarcasm is the last thing they need.
– Nihal #reputation (@ n11hal) September 2, 2018
The Twitter user explained that this kind of thing happens to women all the time and the only reason why this incident received so much attention was because of who it was. The user believed that if the average woman had been on stage instead of Ariana, the pastor would not have had any room for it.
Bishop Charles Ellis III apologizes to Ariana Grande for touching her and joking about her name: https://t.co/g71qz599oc
– Us Weekly (@usweekly) September 2, 2018
Although many other responses were similar, the incident was not the time or place for sarcasm, but there were a few people who thought it cost a big man to recognize that he had made a mistake. Some even thanked him for the apology.
I'm glad you knew you made a mistake and you apologize. It costs you a lot of courage to do this. I appreciate you doing this.
– ariana☁️ / prettymuch ???????????????? (@ Wolfhunterrr1) September 2, 2018
At this moment, Grande does not seem to have commented on the probing incident.