Hollywood couple Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively had their wedding at a former plantation in South Carolina, something that they say they deeply regret to this day.
Speaking about his 2012 wedding to Blake Lively, Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds stated that it’s something they will “always be deeply and unreservedly sorry for”.
For those who don’t know, plantations are the places where black slaves worked, subjected to various forms of inhumane treatment from their masters.
In an interview with Fast Company published on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, Reynolds talked about the impact of the protests in the United States sparked by the killing of George Floyd by a police officer.
It’s something we’ll always be deeply and unreservedly sorry for. It’s impossible to reconcile.
What we saw at the time was a wedding venue on Pinterest. What we saw after was a place built upon devastating tragedy. Years ago we got married again at home — but shame works in weird ways.
A giant f**king mistake like that can either cause you to shut down or it can reframe things and move you into action. It doesn’t mean you won’t fuck up again. But repatterning and challenging lifelong social conditioning is a job that doesn’t end.”
Reynolds and Lively have repeatedly been called out for their wedding venue but recently, many have come to see that they have always respected and loved the black and colored communities.
Lively broached the subject of systemic racism in a new Instagram post, saying that they “are ashamed that in the past we’ve allowed ourselves to be uninformed about how deeply rooted systemic racism is”.
See her post below:
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