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Ben Stiller Stands Behind Shaun White After Offensive Costume Debacle

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Jena Greene Reporter

Ben Stiller defended Shaun White on Tuesday after the Olympic snowboarder received backlash for dressing up as a character with special needs for Halloween.

White, 32, posted a photo of himself dressed as the “Tropic Thunder” character Simple Jack, played by Ben Stiller in the hit movie back in 2008. (RELATED: Shaun White Is Getting Destroyed For His Halloween Costume This Year [PHOTOS])

White later apologized for his “last minute decision” to dress up as Simple Jack after the Special Olympics condemned his decision to portray the character.

 

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But Ben Stiller swooped in and backed him up.

“Actually Tropic Thunder was boycotted 10 years ago when it came out, and I apologized then. It was always meant to make fun of actors trying to do anything to win awards. I stand by my apology, the movie, Shaun White, And the great people and work of the @SpecialOlympics,” he wrote on Twitter.

It looks like that’s the end of that … for now.

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