CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Academy Award winning actress Viola Davis released a tweet Tuesday saying that “I own it....”, attatched to a picture of the house where she was born and her parents lived as sharecroppers, but now says she didn’t mean it literally.
Davis’ tweet which she released on her 55th birthday referred to her childhood house in Saint Matthews, South Carolina.
Davis tweeted, “The above is the house where I was born August 11, 1965. It is the birthplace of my story. Today on my 55th year of life....I own it....all of it.
‘May you live long enough to know why you were born.’
-Cherokee Birth Blessing-”
Davis has since clarified on Instagram that she owned her “story.”
“Uhh....contrary to websites....I do not ‘own’ above house,” Davis said. “I ‘own’ my STORY!! Too abstract I guess.”