Hannah Brown is attempting to take the high road on this one.
The former star of The Bachelorette again posted to social media on Thursday about the continuing controversy surrounding her use of the N-word in a viral video late last month. And this time, she sounded like she’s finally starting to understand where exactly she went off the rails…
The Alabama native took to Instagram for her message here, sharing a video of NFL star Emmanuel Acho explaining the ugly history of the racial slur, and why it should never be used as it’s “truly synonymous with hatred.”
In addition to the clip, Hannah Beast herself added more context in the caption, writing (below):
“I wholeheartedly take accountability for the disappointment and pain I caused by saying this word and while I know I can’t take it back, I can listen, learn, and take action to continue the dialogue and be apart of this historical and necessary change. It is SO important to me to tell y’all that there is no defending what I said, and I hope this video helps you understand why you should not defend me either.”
Wow! Definitely better than her initial apology and walk-back, that’s for sure… maybe it seems like she’s finally starting to understand just how badly she hurt people by thoughtlessly using that word while singing a song??
Here’s the full video from Acho, via Alabama Hannah’s IG page:
Hopefully Brown has truly taken those words to heart as she attempts to move on with her life after this ugly, unfortunate incident.
It’s been quite a memorable few weeks across the country in regards to racial issues and systemic societal problems, hasn’t it? Brown’s unfortunate racial incident was just a scratch on the surface of America’s history of racial injustice. A little preamble.
Just days later, George Floyd‘s death at the hands of Minneapolis police officers marks the biggest and most high-profile focal point, but other notable high-profile viral events have also stirred the pot as tensions continue to rise.
Here’s hoping America — much like Hannah Brown — is coming to some sort of lasting awakening on racial injustice and the unfair double standards that have guided our system for far too long. It’s beyond time for change in this society, and maybe that’ll come sooner than ever now! We can hope, at least!!
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