Hannah Brown has more to say about her recent controversy!
On Saturday, the 25-year-old was shaky while addressing fans during an Instagram Live after she used the N-word while trying to recall the TikTok dance moves to DaBaby‘s Rockstar earlier this month. Though she has previously issued a statement about the incident, the Alabama native had additional thoughts to share, possibly in light of ongoing protests and riots nationwide.
Brown said that her initial statement was “never supposed to be the end of the conversation, just the beginning,” and that she had hired an “educator” to help her learn while she has spent time reading, journaling, educating herself and praying.
“I don’t want to be ignorant anymore. I don’t want to be an ignorant white girl who uses the N-word. But I also don’t want be someone who goes on their platform intoxicated and engages with their platform that way. … I have learned that there are things that I cannot say. …There is so much more historical context that I didn’t know that makes it so much more inappropriate.”
The Bachelorette alum said that her initial statement was “never supposed to be the end of the conversation, just the beginning” and that she had hired an “educator” to work with on her journey moving forward:
“I’m really thankful for people who believe in me and support me … But if you want to support me, do not defend me. What I did and what I said was indefensible. Do not send hateful messages to people who are holding me accountable. … Go on this journey with me. Take the resources that I have and let’s go on this journey together. … I am no longer ignorant and I am no longer going to be part of the problem.”
She also admitted that her life has been “changed” because of the experience:
“I will keep doing whatever I can to learn more and support the solution in all this.”
And finally, she concluded by acknowledging that she is aware “a lot of people hurting and a lot of people angry, rightfully.”
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