Paul Walter Hauser Says He's 'Genuinely Sorry' for Viral Vin Diesel Comments: 'I No Longer Feel That Way'

The 'Inside Out 2' star previously accused Diesel of being late to work and mistreating people

<p>Frazer Harrison/Getty; Jon Kopaloff/Getty</p> Paul Walter Hauser; Vin Diesel

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Paul Walter Hauser; Vin Diesel

Paul Walter Hauser is owning his faults after recently shading Vin Diesel during an interview.

On Sunday, July 7, the 37-year-old actor used social media to publicly apologize to the Fast & Furious talent, 56, after Hauser accused Diesel of being difficult to work with.

“A few weeks back, I made a random comment about Vin Diesel. It started somewhat humorous, but unraveled into me dogging him out over behavior I had heard about on multiple occasions from multiple sources,” the actor explained in a lengthy Instagram post.

Hauser’s initial comments came during a press junket for his latest film Inside Out 2.

While speaking with CinemaBlend, the interviewer compared Hauser’s voice performance to Diesel's work in Guardians of the Galaxy.

"Please don't say that. I like to think I'm on time and approachable," Hauser said with a laugh. "Sorry, I love people, but when I hear stories about Hollywood actors who get paid really well and mistreat people, I out them constantly. And it's a blast."

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The interview was filmed and later shared on social media, where it gained massive attention.

In Hauser’s Instagram apology, he claimed he was running on “1 hour of sleep” before flying from Atlanta to Los Angeles “to do a full day of press” for the animated film.

“I was exhausted and, in my fatigued state, I shot my mouth off and made a careless, needlessly mean-spirited, comment. That comment was recorded and then went viral,” he wrote.

<p>Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty; Jon Kopaloff/Getty </p> Paul Walter Hauser; Vin Diesel

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Paul Walter Hauser; Vin Diesel

After apologizing, Hauser made it clear that he and Diesel had never actually met one another.

“I no longer feel that way and am genuinely sorry for shooting my mouth off and not showing love to Vin, who I do not know and have never met,” Hauser said. He added that it’s “not fair” to pass judgment on others, whether the rumors about Diesel are true or not.

Hauser’s words were the caption to a photo, which showed Bible verse 1 Thessalonians 4:11.

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“Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life,” the verse read.

“As a self-professed Christian, I need to do a better job of loving people and not trying to “right a wrong”, or allow my ego to posture itself with some sort of verbal flex. It just isn’t additive to our culture, and it can hurt other people,” Hauser continued in the caption.

He then apologized to the Chronicles of Riddick star one last time.

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“@vindiesel - I apologize. Thank you for entertaining so many people and making them happy. I’m trying to do the same,” Hauser wrote.

Reps for both Hauser and Diesel did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

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