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”