Tyrese Gibson should have been celebrating the box-office success of his latest film Fate Of The Furious, but instead he is spending his days facing the backlash of his recent sexist rant.
In an interview published last week, the actor slut-shamed women who were "overly aggressive and promiscuous" and criticised them as "sluts, skeezes, hoes and tramps" who "are never without a man because they have no standards".
"They're ready to have sex with any and everything that wants to have sex with them," The Fast And Furious actor told entertainment site BET.
The remarks led to widespread criticism of Tyrese on social media, forcing him to issue a lengthy apology on his Instagram account.
"Ladies... my most sincere apology is coming in my next post. Likely no one will see it but it's coming anyway. I just got off with my mentor and she just came down on me in a major way, checked me caved my chest in with reality and made it plane," he wrote in a post, which was later removed from his account.
In a second post, he shared an image of himself with a message to all the women he had offended with his "poor choice of words".
"My mother taught me better than this... It's not always "what" you say, it's the "how" we choose to say it. For the record I'm far from a misogynist, a male chauvinist or flat out mean," he wrote. "I sincerely apologise to all of the ladies.
"Although I've been consistently for years speaking on these topics and some of the same words in my message, I have never experienced what I am experiencing right now. - I've been getting dragged and feel the heat from my poor choice of words and approach to my messages, trust me. Please accept this as my sincere apology for my poor choice of words," he mentioned, adding that his wife Samantha Lee was also upset about the way he conducted himself.
"I'm not APOLOGIZING in an effort to be politically correct, I apologize as a man first for the things that I've recently said about choices women have the right to make, for the terms that I've used and the way I've come across. I was raised to think and feel certain ways, and I'm learning new things that combat those messages... This is about a man owning up to his actions, taking responsibility, recognizing how to do better, and actually doing better. Ladies you deserve better."