Steve Rannazzisi posted an apology on his Facebook page and Twitter feed Wednesday morning, saying he was in Manhattan when the attacks on the World Trade Center happened, but he wasn't anywhere near the towers.
Here's what Rannazzisi posted on Facebook:
His publicist sent out the same message to media as a statement to ABC News. It's not clear what prompted his statement to come out Wednesday.
Rannazzisi plays the role of Kevin Arthur on FXX's "The League" and previously played a role on MTV's "Punk'd." He has also appeared on Comedy Central.
Following his apology, other actors and comedians reached out via social media to show support, including Saturday Night Live's Pete Davidson, whose father was a firefighter killed in the 9/11 attacks.
It's ok @SteveRannazzisi people make mistakes ... Can't wait to meet my dad for lunch later— Pete Davidson (@petedavidson) September 16, 2015
Actress Katie Aselton also came to his defense:
What @SteveRannazzisi did was super wrong, but If we were all held accountable for lies we told when we were none of us would be clean.— Katie Aselton (@duplaselton) September 16, 2015
I love @SteveRannazzisi and my heart goes out to him & his family. And my heart goes out to everyone he may have hurt. This sucks all around— Katie Aselton (@duplaselton) September 16, 2015
Deadline.com is reporting that Comedy Central is now trying to figure out whether to air Rannazzisi's special, Breaking Dad, which is set to premiere Saturday.