'Bachelorette' Hannah Brown called out for using racial slur on Instagram

Former “Bachelorette” star Hannah Brown was called out on social media...

after she said the N-word during

a Saturday night Instagram live.

The Alabama native was recording

herself singing DaBaby’s “ROCKSTAR”

when she used the offensive term.

The reality star was quickly made

aware of the slur by fans and issued a

half-hearted apology in the moment.

“I did? I’m so sorry,” Brown said, smiling

and laughing. “I was singing — I’m so sorry”.

Brown’s faux-apology was not well-received on social media, and clips of the offending Instagram live quickly went viral.

On Sunday, Brown took to her Instagram story to issue a more formal apology following the public outcry.

Multiple members of #BachelorNation

issued responses to the incident —

most notably Rachel Lindsay.

the first Black Bachelorette, who said

she reached out to Brown personally to

explain the implications of her actions.

“You know, it’s easy to

make a statement,” Lindsay said.

“Let me just say, when you’re bold enough

to say the word on your platform.

then you need to be bold enough to

use your face on camera and apologize

the same way you said the word”