Sometimes the internet can be a self-cleansing system!
Since the President tweeted HanAssholeSolo‘s WWE smackdown clip repurpose last week, internet sleuths discovered the user also regularly wrote posts that were racist, bigoted, and anti-semitic on the Trump subreddit The_Donald.
While that discovery wasn’t much of a surprise, what came after was.
After being scorned by the internet, HanAssholeSolo took to the website to apologize for his offensive posts and announce his trolling days were over! He wrote:
“I would also like to apologize for the posts made that were racist, bigoted, and anti-semetic [sic]. I am in no way this kind of person, I love and accept people of all walks of life and have done so for my entire life.”
We guess he means life outside his internet history?
HanAssholeSolo needed a few attempts to post the apology, as the subreddit’s moderators had apparently deleted it — most likely because apologizing is a huge violation of the internet troll code of conduct.
But not only did the user go soft on his far-right brethren, he gave some insight into what it means to be a troll, admitting keeping up with the subgroup “became an addiction as to how far it could go with the posts that were made.”
And to cap it all off, HanAssholeSolo announced he was retiring from the site altogether, (under THIS username, at least) adding:
“This is my last post from this account and I wanted to do it on a positive note. [H]opefully it will heal the controversy that this all caused. Peace.”
Read screenshots of the full apology (below), taken before the post was deleted.
Redditor HanAssholeSolo, the guy who posted the Trump/CNN clip the president tweeted, has apologized to @CNN, the media, and others pic.twitter.com/GlePoiSlFj
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Brandon Wall (@Walldo) July 4, 2017