Hannah Brown Apologizes For Saying N-Word, Bachelor Nation Speaks Out
Written by Huffingtonpost on May 18, 2020
“The Bachelorette” star Hannah Brown has apologized after saying the N-word in an Instagram Dwell video over the weekend, issuing an announcement that learn: “There isn’t a excuse and I cannot justify what I stated.”
The 25-year-old informed followers that she had learn their messages and had “seen the damage I’ve triggered.”
“I personal all of it. I’m terribly sorry and know that whether or not in public or personal, this language is unacceptable. I promise to do higher,” she stated.
Brown’s apology got here after she sang the next lyric from DaBaby’s music “Rockstar” on Instagram Dwell:
Model new Lamborghini, fuck a cop automobile
With the pistol on my hip like I’m a cop (yeah, yeah, yeah)
Have you ever ever met an actual nigga rockstar?
Followers denounced Brown for utilizing the racial slur, which led to a clumsy alternate on digital camera.
“I did? I’m so sorry,” Brown stated whereas studying feedback from followers who known as her motion “deplorable.” “No, I used to be singing. I’m so sorry.”
Moments later, Brown informed her good friend on digital camera that she actually didn’t “assume I stated that phrase.”
“I don’t assume I stated that phrase, however now I’m like, ‘Oh God.’ “I’d by no means use that phrase. I’ve by no means known as anyone that. We don’t say that phrase. So, have you learnt what? Y’all can assume I stated no matter I did, or assume I’m one thing I’m not, however I’m not that.”
She continued: “Look, persons are going to need to assume no matter they need to consider me, get mad at me, no matter. And even when I did by accident say it, I’m very sorry, I used to be singing a music and never even pondering.”
In the meantime, numerous stars from “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” voiced their very own emotions. The primary and solely Black “Bachelorette,” Rachel Lindsay, held her personal Instagram Dwell on Sunday night time to deal with the controversy. Lindsay stated she had challenged Brown behind the scenes to make use of her platform “in a greater approach.” When Brown didn’t try this, Lindsay stated she selected to talk out publicly as a result of “we will’t give individuals a move for this.”
“Now we have to carry individuals accountable for what they’re doing,” Lindsay stated, earlier than including: “It’s best to really feel disgusted while you say that phrase. It’s best to really feel uncomfortable.”
She shared that the racial slur “has a lot weight and historical past behind it.”
“If you happen to don’t know … please do your self a favor and educate your self on that phrase,” Lindsay urged, including that it makes Black individuals really feel “inferior” and that “each time you utilize that phrase and also you aren’t Black, you give that phrase energy.”
Brown’s former (and at the moment rumored) beau Tyler Cameron additionally issued a sequence of statements on his Instagram Story, shouting out Lindsay’s video particularly.
Cameron implored followers to raise Brown “up from this.”
“She is studying and rising similar to each single certainly one of us. Love rids hate. Hate solely makes extra hate. Let’s study and raise one another up with love,” he wrote in a sequence of posts.
Others from the franchise, together with Nick Viall and Bekah Martinez, chimed in on their very own Instagram pages.
Viall argued that “there isn’t any excuse. Interval,” for what Brown had stated. Martinez wrote that “we’ve GOT to carry individuals accountable to do higher in any other case we’re persevering with to prioritize the sentiments of white individuals (and somebody we ‘stan’) over ending our nation’s loooong historical past of informal racism and flippant anti-blackness.”
Brown has been quiet on social media since she posted the apology.
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