Admit his mistakes. The challenge star Rogan O’Connor has broken his silence over his previous tweets that have re-emerged amid protests from Black Lives Matter.
In a new podcast interview posted on Monday, July 27, the Total madness The finalist, 30, apologized for two tweets he sent 10 years ago in which he wrote about singing along Drake‘s lyrics – and including the N word.
“Ten years ago, [I was] I quote my favorite rapper Drake’s song, incorrectly with the N word. At the same time, [I was] addressing how I shouldn’t have said it, saying I accidentally said it out loud when I sang along with my favorite rapper, ”he explained on the Podcast ‘Challenge Mania’. “It’s not something you should do, and that’s what the tweet was about that I should never use this word. So I didn’t necessarily think it was racist, but if it offends someone. … I would never tweet something like that again. It’s been almost 10 years. I’m not far from racist in any way, so it really hurt that people would tweet that. ”
He went on to explain that the tweets in question – one that quotes Drake and the other that quotes a line Pulp Fiction – were not intended to be racist.
“If I have offended anyone, I apologize for that,” the War of the Worlds 2 winner continued, noting that he participated in the Black Lives Matter movement.
“I think anyone who doesn’t use their platform to do this movement well should do that [that] – so much so that I bring a charity hoodie with it [my clothing line] Wear wear, “the Ex on the beach alum said. All proceeds go to two charities – being one Black curriculum, which teaches black history in schools.
‘[They] will get all the proceeds and a donation from myself and my company that will go forward and hopefully bring more awareness to the movement, ”said O’Connor. “I don’t want to make a moment of it, I want to make a move of it.”
During War of the Worlds 2, O’Connor was dating Dee Nyguen, with whom MTV broke ties in June after making offensive comments about the Black Lives Matter movement and the death of George Floyd. The network has also done its best to edit her off season 35 of The challenge.
“Out of respect for our Challengers, we will broadcast our season as planned. We strongly condemn systemic racism and support those who speak out against injustice, ”the network posted to social media on June 9 and shared links to social justice resources. “We stand behind racism and urge you to take action with us to end racism, discrimination and systemic violence.”
The Geordie Shore alum, 27, came under fire for a since-deleted tweet that read, “Idk why some of you think I’m anti-BLM. I’ve been saying that since the day I lost my virginity.” She also apparently minimized Floyd’s death in police custody, and commented on an Instagram comment about the incident saying, “People die every day.”
The reality star has since apologized and notes in a long statement Us weekly she believes that “racial intolerance is intolerable and unacceptable” and wishes she could take back her comments.
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