Matthew Perry has decided to drastically alter future editions of his tell-all book, Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing. The actor has apologized for his previous remarks regarding Keanu Reeves.
On Saturday, Perry attended the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, where he addressed the insults about Keanu Reeves that appeared out of nowhere in his book and promised that they will be removed from any future printings or adaptations.
“I made a dummy comment. Perry told a group at USC’s Bovard Auditorium, “It was a mean thing to do,” as reported by the LA Times. I mentioned his name since I happen to share a street with him.
In his book on his friendship with the late River Phoenix, Perry joked about Reeves. When describing River, Perry said, “River was a beautiful man on the outside and the inside, but he was too beautiful for this world.” The most skilled players consistently come up on the losing end. Why have talented artists like River Phoenix and Heath Ledger passed away, yet Keanu Reeves is still among the living? Similar sentiments were expressed when he discussed Chris Farley’s overdose death.
I apologized to him in front of others.Perry declared on Saturday that the author’s identity will be removed from future printings of the book. He said that he would apologize in person “if I run into the guy,” which he hasn’t done yet. That was very stupid.
Fans were furious when Perry delivered a statement to People before the book’s release addressing the inflammatory statements regarding Reeves.
“I’m actually a big fan of Keanu,” Perry stated contritely. I chose a name at random and that was a mistake. Pardon me. I ought to have just used my given name.