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Amell Leaves Social Media “For A Bit” Following Controversial Tweet

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Amell Leaves Social Media “For A Bit” Following Controversial Tweet

“Arrow” star Stephen Amell has announced he’ll “step away for a bit” from his social media accounts following negative response to his comments about a Muslim boy who was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school.

Breaking his own policy of not tweeting about current events, Amell on Wednesday weighed in on the controversy surrounding Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old Texas whose high school called police after a teacher worried his project was a “hoax bomb.”

“Stereotyping Texas isn’t any better than stereotyping Ahmed,” the actor wrote in his original tweet. “Just so we’re clear.”

“Didn’t mean to offend anyone,” Amell clarified last night. “Truthfully. Was simply suggesting that two wrongs don’t make a right. I’ll go away for a bit now. SA”

Amell also posted a video to Facebook, where he apologized for his comments.

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. SA

Posted by Stephen Amell on Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Amell is widely known for his social media presence, garnering 4.3 million followers on Facebook, 1.06 million on Twitter and another 1.3 million on Instagram. The CW utilized that online earlier this month when it debuted “Arrow’s” Season 4 trailer on Amell’s Facebook page

The actor has removed his photo from his Twitter and Facebook pages, but the accounts remain active.

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