Stephen Amell is "going away for a while," when it comes to social media.
The Arrow actor removed his profile pictures and has remained silent since addressing the backlash he received over a controversial tweet sent yesterday.
Stereotyping Texas isn't any better than stereotyping Ahmed. Just so we're clear.— Stephen Amell (@amellywood) September 16, 2015
The tweet was in response to the controversy surrounding Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old Texas student who was arrested after his high school called police when his teacher suspected his clock project was in fact, a bomb.
Amell quickly responded to fans and posted a video to Facebook to apologize.
Didn't mean to offend anyone. Truthfully. Was simply suggesting that two wrongs don't make a right. I'll go away for a bit now. SAPosted by Stephen Amell on Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Among Amell's series of eight numbered tweets, culminating with a claim that he didn't mean to offend anybody, was a statement that he is not apologizing or deleting the tweets.
5. Anywho, I'm not apologizing or deleting the tweets. If you're outraged at an opinion it's because you're bored.— Stephen Amell (@amellywood) September 16, 2015
Since apologizing, Amell has wiped all of his social media accounts (which total over 6.66 milllion fans) clean and removed his photos from them. His tweets and post remain, but everything else has been removed.