Luke Cage star appears to CONDONE pastor's touching of Ariana Grande at Aretha ...

The star of the Marvel superhero series Luke Cage apologized on Saturday after posting a tweet which made light of a pastor appearing to grope singer Ariana Grande during Aretha Franklin’s funeral.

Mike Colter, the American actor who plays the lead role in the show, tweeted on Saturday: ‘Now THIS is how you shoot your shot! Zero F***!’

That tweet, which was in response to Trevor Noah’s tweet that included a picture of Grande apparently being groped on Friday, was followed by a series of emojis meant to portray hysterical laughter.

After Colter apparently received backlash on social media, he deleted the tweet and posted another message hours later on his Twitter account.

Mike Colter (above), the star of the Marvel superhero series Luke Cage, apologized on Saturday after posting a tweet which made light of a pastor appearing to grope singer Ariana Grande during Aretha Franklin’s funeral

Mike Colter (above), the star of the Marvel superhero series Luke Cage, apologized on Saturday after posting a tweet which made light of a pastor appearing to grope singer Ariana Grande during Aretha Franklin’s funeral

Colter tweeted on Saturday: ‘Now THIS is how you shoot your shot! Zero F***!’ That tweet, which was in response to Trevor Noah’s tweet that included a picture of Grande being groped on Friday, was followed by a series of emojis meant to portray hysterical laughter

Colter tweeted on Saturday: ‘Now THIS is how you shoot your shot! Zero F***!’ That tweet, which was in response to Trevor Noah’s tweet that included a picture of Grande being groped on Friday, was followed by a series of emojis meant to portray hysterical laughter

After Colter apparently received backlash on social media, he deleted the tweet and posted another message hours later on his Twitter account

After Colter apparently received backlash on social media, he deleted the tweet and posted another message hours later on his Twitter account

‘I apologize about my tweet earlier,’ Colter tweeted.

‘In no way do I condone any such behavior.

‘It was intended to point out the absurdity of the act itself. Complete and biting sarcasm.

‘I realized quickly that it was not taken as such.

Bishop Charles H. Ellis III apologized for his racist joke about Ariana Grande and for appearing to grope her breast when hugging her during Aretha Franklin's funeral on Thursday

Bishop Charles H. Ellis III apologized for his racist joke about Ariana Grande and for appearing to grope her breast when hugging her during Aretha Franklin's funeral on Thursday

Ellis grabbed onto Grande around her rib cage as he attempted to share a 'dad' joke with the audience 

Ellis grabbed onto Grande around her rib cage as he attempted to share a 'dad' joke with the audience 

'When I saw Ariana Grande on the program, I thought that was a new something at Taco Bell,' he said as the crowd erupted into laughter 

'When I saw Ariana Grande on the program, I thought that was a new something at Taco Bell,' he said as the crowd erupted into laughter 

‘I was at an

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