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Melissa McCarthy apologized for inadvertently supporting an anti-abortion organization and thanks those on social media for telling her about the mistake.
As part of a campaign called “20 Days of Kindness” launched in the name of their upcoming film Super intelligence, McCarthy, and HBO Max donated $ 20,000 to Exodus Cry, an evangelical organization that has a history of anti-abortion and anti-LGBTQ commentary.
After seeing multiple reports on the organization’s history, McCarthy split a video Instagram Thursday on which she apologized and shared that the donation has since been “withdrawn”.
“Hello. We noticed that our 20 days of Kindness That Is Something – a kindness we started to shed light on 20 great charities – had one in it that no other way of putting it, we have screwed it up, “she began.
“We made a mistake and supported a charity that, when properly vetted, will stand for anything we don’t do,” she continued.
The 50-year-old actress continued to thank everyone who said, ‘What are you doing? Are you sure you want to support that? ‘ Because the answer is no, we don’t. “
“We made it. We’re so incredibly grateful for you ringing the bell and helping us get better. We are sorry for our mistake. Oh boy we’re sorry, ”she continued. “[I] can’t believe we missed it. And that’s it.”
McCarthy added that she hopes her mistake doesn’t attack the other charities because she is really doing some amazing things and 20 Days of Kindness is really supposed to shed light on all of these wonderful charities. So let the friendliness continue … and thank you. Thanks for the help, we really needed it. “
HBO Max also responded to the mistake and said in a statement: “We were made aware of the problems surrounding Exodus Cry and have removed them from the list of partners in connection with the 20 Days of Kindness campaign,” so The wrap.
HBO Max did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
McCarthy’s apology comes just days after a new trailer for your film Super intelligence.
In the upcoming film, McCarthy plays Carol Peters, the subject of the attention of an almighty AI who must prove itself to superintelligence (voiced by James Corden) that the world is worth saving.
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If it can’t prove the worthiness of humanity, the AI will let everything fall into oblivion.
In October, McCarthy spoke to PEOPLE about her husband’s film, Ben Falcone, who also starred in the film. This is the couple’s fourth collaboration, which they said included some “pretty weird” moments on set.
The cast includes members of the McCarthy-Falcone clique like Corden and Bobby Cannavale, who worked with McCarthy back in 2015 spy. Cannavale’s partner Rose Byrne also worked with McCarthy spy and the 2011 film Bridesmaids.
Super intelligence will be available for streaming on November 26th on HBO Max.