Wrestler Mark Schultz is expressing apologies today for the harsh language he used in his bashing of Foxcatcher, the film partly based on his life, and the film’s director, Bennett Miller, but he’s not sorry for his criticism.
Schultz posted an apology on a public Facebook page attributed to him for the “harsh language” he used when opining on what he deemed inaccuracies in the film, most notably a scene that implied a sexual relationship between himself (played by Channing Tatum) and his troubled benefactor, John Du Pont (played by Steve Carell). Schultz also expressed his dissatisfaction with Miller via a series of now-deleted tweets.
“My story and my life are real. I am a real human being. While I may have tweeted out of anger, I in no way regret standing up for myself, nor do I regret calling out the only other man who has had decision making power concerning my image and legacy these past years,” Schultz wrote on Facebook. “I apologize for the harshness of my language, but I am firm in where I stand. I will gladly go to any lengths to protect and safeguard the integrity and truth of my story, my life, my character and my legacy. If that’s not worth fighting over while I’m still alive, I don’t know what is.”