'Green Book' director apologises for flashing genitals

Peter Farrelly (left) with cast of 'Green Book' Photograph:( Reuters )

ANI Washington, DC, USA Jan 10, 2019, 01.39 PM (IST)

'Green Book' director Peter Farrelly, on Wednesday, apologised after a website found a 20-year-old story where his colleagues said Farrelly liked to flash his genitals as a joke.

In an excerpt published by The Cut, it is mentioned that Farrelly, his brother, and fellow filmmaker Bobby Farrelly liked to pull pranks to get people to look at Farrelly`s penis.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, in a statement issued by Farrelly's publicists, the director has admitted that the descriptions are in fact true.

"I was an idiot. I did this decades ago and I thought I was being funny and the truth is I'm embarrassed and it makes me cringe now. I'm deeply sorry," Farrelly stated.

Director by Peter Farrelly, 'Green Book' is comedy-drama starring Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen. 

The movie ended up winning the Golden Globe for best comedy or musical on Sunday. 

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"I was an idiot. I did this decades ago and I thought I was being funny and the truth is I'm embarrassed and it makes me cringe now. I'm deeply sorry," Farrelly stated.