Less than 24 hours after she accused Lady Gaga of not genuinely earning an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song, musician Linda Perry has apologized for her remarks.
Perry, who caused a Twitter firestorm early Monday morning with her insistence that Gaga had little to no hand in writing the song, "Til It Happens to You," later deleted the string of tweets (which you can still read in our original story) that claimed that co-writer Diane Warren was the sole songwriter, and perhaps gave Gaga a co-writing credit to get the tune more attention -- and an Oscar nomination. But Perry was widely criticized on the social media site, and by late Monday had taken down her posts, and replaced them with an apology.
"I made a mistake to comment," Perry tweeted. "I wasn't in the room when the [song] was being written."
She went on to say that she wanted "the focus to remain on the great importance of the song and the message of the film." "Til It Happens to You" was featured in the documentary "The Hunting Ground," which explores rampant sexual assault on college campuses.
Warren had denied and denounced Perry's remarks in a series of posts on Twitter on Monday, which Gaga retweeted in solidarity. Neither woman provided further comment after Perry posted her apology.
Perry herself had submitted a song for Oscar consideration ("Hands of Love" from the film "Freeheld"), which failed to garner a nomination.
[via: Linda Perry]
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