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Black Panther star apologises for starring in gay porn video

The actor issued the apology through his publicist on Facebook

2018-04-16

An actor who starred in the blockbuster Black Panther has been exposed as a gay porn star.

Patrick Shumba Mutukwa - who is based in Atlanta - starred in Marvel Studios latest blockbuster and while touring his home country of Zambia, images of a gay porn video he starred in when he was in his 20s were shared online.

And now in an official statement from his publicist, Larissa Long of BlueRed Communications, the actor said he "recognises his errored decision".

The statement - which was shared on Facebook - read: "Recently there was an unsavory video released of Shumba Mutukwa to the Zambian public from his 20s.

"He was a young man that made a choice not all may agree with however, it does not change who Mr. Mutukwa is as a man, philanthropist, or actor.

"Mr. Mutukwa has grown and learned from his past as we all do. Although he recognizes his errored decision he does own up to the immature behavior in his past.

"There is nothing more he can do but continue to use his celebrity to better the country of Zambia.

"He temporarily closed down his social media accounts only because he knows there are children engaged with him that he knows should not witness the video."

The statement continued and asked for people to stop sharing the video online and his life is "dedicated to bettering others".

It read: "He asks that people refrain from sharing the video on social media to look out for young eyes. Again, he was a young man himself and is not the same youthful person he was.

"His life is dedicated to bettering others and what he did in his past has nothing to do with what he's accomplished and will continue to accomplish.

"He has strong pride in Zambia and works hard to make the country and its citizens proud. That is his path and he has proven well beyond a doubt that who he is today and will be in the future.

"The man you've grown to love, not the youth that makes immature decisions. For any questions or statements on this matter please contact Mr. Mutuka's publicist Larissa Long. [sic]"

Mutukwa then posted a poem on his Facebook account called 99 Things.

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