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Dominic Purcell Retracts Instagram Rant About Vancouver

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Dominic Purcell, who is currently in Vancouver to film Prison Break, stirred up a lot of controversy when one of his Instagram rants about the city went viral.

Despite initially welcoming “hate comments” to challenge his perspective, the actor appears to have taken a step back following a backlash from the local community.

In a more recent post, Purcell issued an apology to those who took offence, and claims he was just being sarcastic.

“I was merely trying to bring light to the homeless and mentally ill who roam #hastings st and for that matter every other major #city in the world”

UPDATE: Dominic Purcell removed the retraction from his Instagram page, and shared the following message:

I didn’t delete the post as people are saying. I’m #stoked it got the attention. Bringing light to the #homeless #mentallyill. I’d love to sit down with some #politican and really see what’s up with #Hastings and yes my own home in #cali where 47,000 homeless and mentally ill roam the streets. I the wrote the apology because I meant it. But to bring attention to serious social issues requires at times stinging barbs. So for all the hate mail I got threats of being stabbed with needles with the #hiv virus being cornered and beaten up by a gang of goons. ( be fun actually at least I’d get some in ). ….let’s go again with the hate mail….. It’s interesting I’ve never experienced #cyberbullying the threats were disturbing but I’m a grown man and they had no affect on my physique but a young person with no real life experience facing such bile is disturbing. Not sure that’s ever going to change it seems inherent in some people. The only thing I fear is myself oh and a #greatwhiteshark. ?? …….ps. It’s not about giving the haters attention. They have a voice too. It’s about discussion good or bad. The world ain’t strew berries and cream.

 

What are your thoughts on Dominic Purcells’ follow up post? Did people overlook his sarcasm? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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