It seems like every day we come across another story wrought with racial tension.
Friday night, Jaclyn Hill and Kathleen Lights were letting loose after filming a collab video together. As everyone does nowadays, they made sure to document all parts of their night on social media. Except this was one of those times when limiting social media would have done them both a lot of good.
Please understand I’m not racist. Never have been. I didn’t say it out of hate or to be offensive. It was truly a mistake. That’s not me
— Kathleen Fuentes (@KathleenLights1) September 2, 2017
Jacklyn posted a snap where Kathleen dropped the N word. While it’s since been deleted, everyone knows that in this day and age, even a minute on the internet is enough to reach the eyes (and ears) of potentially millions. Kathleen was very quick to apologize to her fans and took to both Twitter and Instagram to express her sincere regret in using the racial slur.
EDIT: although I appreciate EVERYONES comments. This message was directed to those of you who were truly hurt by this. Those of you affected by this word. People are under the impression I said N****r (I did not) but the word I said is still JUST AS WRONG. I didn’t say it in a racist context but honestly I shouldn’t have said it AT ALL. I have never been more ashamed in my entire life. I deserve every negative comment coming my way but I hope you can give me a second chance. Please. This community means so much to me & I’m appalled. I try my best to be a good influence & I truly messed up. I will do better and learn from this.
It sounds like Kathleen had asked Jaclyn to not post the video, but with alcohol playing a factor, Jaclyn didn’t hear that and went ahead and posted it. Jaclyn has taken to her Twitter to apologize as well for the video.
I would NEVER post something that someone asks me not to. I made myself look like an idiot & im humiliated I didn’t hear them.
— Jaclyn Hill (@Jaclynhill) September 2, 2017
While both beauty gurus seem sincere in their apologies, we do wonder why this word was even in their vocabulary. We also hope they are more upset about using the word than about just getting caught. Both ladies have been tweeting all day about how sorry they are and we hope they’re able to learn from this and go forward with a much more tolerant attitude!