Sylvester Stallone Apologizes for Misspelling ‘NAACP’

Sylvester Stallone Apologizes for Misspelling 'NAACP'
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After the “Creed” team won big at Friday night’s NAACP Image Awards, Sylvester Stallone took to Instagram to apologize for a few spelling errors he made in his victory post.

“Presenting CREED at the NASCP Image awards. Great night, great audience! Our director, RYan Cooglar and Michael B Jordon won!” Stallone posted on his account along with a photo of himself presenting the film at the ceremony.

Presenting CREED at the NAACP Image awards. Great night, great audience! Our director, RYan Coogler and Michael B Jordan won!

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It seems the “Rocky” star had intended to congratulate “Creed” co-star Michael B. Jordan on winning the event’s top honors, Entertainer of the Year, and “Creed” director Ryan Coogler for taking home two awards.

Two hours after the initial celebratory post, Stallone apologized for is spelling mistakes.

“Sorry for the miss spelling of NAACP and Jordan… Confidentially, besides everything else, I am slightly dyslexic,” Stallone wrote.

This is not the first apology Stallone has issued to Jordan this awards season. He also repented for neglecting to thank Jordan and Coogler in his acceptance speech at the Golden Globes, at which he took home the statue for best supporting actor.

Stallone’s “Creed” performance is recognized with a nomination for an Academy Award in the best supporting actor category. For our recent cover story, he explained his attitude toward the role: “It’s a character that I love and never thought I’d play again. I didn’t think it would resonate like it did, especially with a newer generation.”

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  1. TheBigBangof20thCenturyPopCulture says:

    Sly, you can’t win whatever you say and will always be a target for critics. So leave social media to the flame warriors and attention whores. You don’t need it.

  2. Wildflower says:

    He had forgotten to thank Ryan Coogler & Michael B. Jordan in his Golden Globe win…
    Halle Berry forgot to mention Whoopi Goldberg during her speech when she won her Oscar…
    They are HUMAN…
    You get caught up in such an emotional moment, there WILL be mistakes…but NOT for intentional or heinous reasons.
    I think Mr Stallone knows that of all the times he has played Rocky (he has also been a director), it took a director like Mr Coogler to draw out a performance like that…also, you’re only as good as those around you…and he DID acknowledge Mr Jordan’s performance at the Critic’s Choice Awards stating “Michael B. Jordan you are a great, great talent & you’re here for a long, looong time…”
    (On a personal note…I expect to see nothing but great things from this young man…)
    I’m not excusing Mr. Stallone, but it does take a good person to admit their error.
    Best of Luck to him at the Academy Awards!….and
    Best of Luck to all 3 gentlemen in their future endeavors! :)

  3. Jay says:

    “Stallone apologized for “is” spelling mistakes” …Looks like Variety should now apologize for theirs :D

  4. eric says:

    That a way Sly, truly living up to the self absorbed cretin you be.

  5. Marc Lester says:

    I doesn’t surprise me that he made a mistake, but what is important is the supporting actor award. I do not feel Stallone deserves it for the following reasons. Tom Hardy, Mark Ruffalo, Mark Rylance all portray different characters in diverse movies. They have to prepare each time and get into that role. Stallone has portrayed Rocky over and over and is not a stretch for him at all to be an older Rocky who is sick in this movie. Rocky is an character we all love, but again, was not a character he really had to dig his heels in and start fresh figuring out how to prove to the audience his acting ability. I think that people are rewarding him for sentimental reasons, which is not fair to the exceptional acting that Mark Ruffalo, who constantly is changing it up in movies along with Tom Hardy and Mark Rylance. Winning an award is for excellent acting not sentiment.

  6. Me says:


    That’s all.

  7. Sonny says:

    It’s all good, Sly. We still Roll With you. You gave us Apollo Creed and Simon Phoenix…and Mickey. Lol. – from a Black screenwriter

  8. atga86 says:

    Some things I don’t want to know. Nevertheless, I still love Sylvester Stallone :)

  9. LP Hugo says:

    Can’t believe this was deemed news-worthy. What’s next “Mark Rylance apologizes for not combing his hair more often” ?

  10. Rue says:

    People need to cut this dude some slack, they couldn’t have made this movie without his go ahead. The Oscar’s behaviour is shocking and Hollywood has serious diversity problems but being mad at Stallone’s just picking on the nearest, most convenient person. People forget to thank people all the time, and really, what else has he done?

  11. bsbarnes says:

    Wow, was Sylvester Stallone hitting the bag or hitting the bottle when he tweeted that? As a key figure in the #OscarSoWhite complaint, Stallone would do well to issue a definitive statement concerning diversity moving forward, otherwise, the Academy cannot risk issuing him a sentimental Best Supporting Oscar if he continues to enforce rather than to elevate the narrative.

    • Phillipa says:

      What a foolish and ridiculous comment. You think he needs to issue a statement to appease your ill-conceived thoughts? You seriously think Sylvester Stallone is racist? This is a man who has continually hired people of colour and diverse backgrounds for his films both in front of and behind the camera. This is a man who wrote an iconic role for a person of colour (Apollo Creed). The only thing Stallone is guilty of here is bad spelling which, when you combine dyslexia and rushed texting/typing, is often the result. Leave him alone and let him enjoy one of best times of his professional career.

      • David says:

        Agreed! Give Sly a break! Like you NEVER ever hit the “S” by mistake when you are typing and were meaning to type an “A” … Whoa! ALL HAIL THE PERFECT TYPIST !!!

    • Jeff says:

      You sound like a racist bigot. Go crawl back under that rock from whence you came you slug.

  12. Dale Latimer says:

    You want to get there first, so psell slel spelling gets tossed out the winder.


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