A day after actress Rose McGowan posted to her Twitter account a damning, made-up quote attributed to Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, the former "Charmed" star issued an apology — sort of.
The made-up quote McGowan posted is part of meme from the website "Stop the World, the Teabaggers Want to Get Off," and includes a photo of Cruz standing next to Josh Duggar, who has apologized for “teenage mistakes” connected to decade-old child molestation charges.
Here's what the meme has the Texas senator saying on May 22: “While there may have been an age difference, Josh Duggar’s transgressions are far less an affront to God than what gays do with each other.”
McGowan's post included commentary on the fake Cruz quote: “You are blight on the soul of humanity. Get off of my planet. #TedCruz #f***wits #rapists #criminals”
The next morning, after having been hit with responses letting her know she was spreading a falsehood about Cruz, a profane McGowan at first appeared defiant:
But then she relented, issuing a sort-of apology with — you guessed it — more profanity and stereotyping:
"I’m sorry I said #TedCruz liked child molesters. OK?" McGowan finally tweeted. "No (sic) go back to hating gays ..."
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