'Shadowhunters' Star Apologizes For Use Of Gay Slur

Shadowhunters star Dominic Sherwood has apologized after using a homophobic slur during a Facebook Live broadcast.

During the live-stream, Sherwood could be overheard saying, “sup, fag” to his show costar Matthew Daddario. In turn, Daddario exclaimed, “Dude!” before terminating the broadcast.

Following the live-stream, Sherwood took to social media to issue a series of apologies to has fans and followers.

In a video shared to social media, he said:

"I'm speaking to all of you today to hold myself accountable, and not to make any excuses in any way. The way I behaved today was disgusting and abhorrent."

He continued:

"I think so many problematic phrases go unchallenged and they perpetuate negativity and hate and intolerance, and today I was part of that and I am truly, truly sorry."

Daddario, who plays a gay character on the series, added that the cast and crew stands for "love and kindness" and that they support fans "tremendously."

Shadowhunters is a supernatural series that airs on the Freeform network. 

Earlier this year, it won GLAAD's media award for "Outstanding Drama Series."

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Tony T-M, learn to accept an apology gracefully. The problem with the world today is that people react like you did and things just get bigger and rougher and more out of hand. And by the way, I am a fag. 

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Inexcusable.  The casual contempt in his greeting to a friend shows his way of being in the world.  His apology shows his concern for his own well being after his authentic self if exposed.

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