Shaun White apologizes for 'insensitive' Simple Jack Halloween costume

 Shaun White won his third Winter Olympics gold medal in the halfpipe at PyeongChang 2018.

(CNN)Three-time Olympic champion Shaun White has apologized to the Special Olympics community after a backlash over his choice of Halloween costume.

The US snowboarder posted a photo of himself dressed as Simple Jack, a disabled character played by Ben Stiller in the 2008 movie "Tropic Thunder."
Among those to criticize White was the Special Olympics, an American sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
"I owe everyone in the Special Olympics community an apology for my poor choice of Halloween costume the other night," White said in a statement on social media.
    "It was a last minute decision. It was the wrong one. The Special Olympics are right to call me out on it.
    "They do great work supporting many tremendous athletes and I am so sorry for being insensitive. Lesson learned."