Sylvester Stallone's Brother Apologizes After Bashing Academy Over Oscar Loss
After Sylvester lost "Best Supporting Actor" to Bridge of Spies star Mark Rylance, the Creed actor’s brother, Frank, went ballistic on Twitter.
I want to apologize to Mark Rylance I said some pretty nasty things… https://t.co/QzLyX8DmO9— Frank Stallone (@Stallone) March 1, 2016
Also I'd like to apologize to anyone I offended on Twitter. I was not being myself, just a brother sticking up for a brother. Peace Frank— Frank Stallone (@Stallone) March 1, 2016
Not enough words on Twitter to apologize to Michael Rylance I'm an artist as well an we should cherish art not criticize it.— Frank Stallone (@Stallone) March 1, 2016
I want to apologize to Michael Rylance I was caught up in an emotional spin. I love my brother and wanted him to win so bad.im so sorry— Frank Stallone (@Stallone) March 1, 2016
I will always defend what right but I was wrong to put down Mark Rylance and I apologize. He is a fine actor but I thought Sly deserved it— Frank Stallone (@Stallone) February 29, 2016
Before his apology, Frank had unleashed an angry rant on Twitter.
Frank tweeted: "The Academy should be ashamed of themselves. It's as clear as the nose on your face that Sly won. Mark who? It's a total Hollywood bull----."
The academy needs to do a clean sweep of its voters. Am I pissed? Damm right I defend what is right. And I was Slys night 95% mostly agree— Frank Stallone (@Stallone) February 29, 2016
Stay Classy is what I'm hearing really?no black actors get nominated my brother gets ripped off . No the academy voters need to get booted— Frank Stallone (@Stallone) February 29, 2016
Sly tried to calm the situation posting on Instagram.
The actor also congratulated the man that beat him at the awards.
Even Arnold Schwarzenegger jumped in to show support for his old pal.
The Expendables star also thanked the Terminator and supported him on Instagram: