Jess Hilarious Apologizes Following Xenophobic Comments, Says She'll Donate To Victims Of New Zealand Mosque Massacre
“I'm still learning,'' she said.
March 19, 2019 at 3:38 pm
Comedian Jessica “Jess Hilarious” Moore apologized for making xenophobic comments about men who boarded her flight.
Moore has been on the receiving end of days of backlash after she claimed she felt “threatened” by four Sikh men who boarded a flight she was on, as Blavity previously reported. She was also accused of getting the men kicked off the airplane.
Initially, she went on the defensive and cursed out her critics on social media.
"N****s know I'm never f**ling racist, but I spotted something and I put it out earlier and we just got evacuated from our plane," Moore said. "F**k y'all, if I'm scared, I'm scared... y'all mad at me because I don't side with every other Black person."
Moore seems to be off that because she posted a tearful apology on Instagram early Tuesday morning.
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"I'm not sure if these particular individuals that were on the plane are aware of my actions by now. Either way, I would love to apologize personally to them first, for my insensitive and ignorant behavior," Moore said. "Sadly, I had no knowledge of the tragedy in New Zealand and so after my video, which doesn't in any way excuse my behavior.”
Moore said she would donate $15,000 to victims of the Christchurch, New Zealand, shooting. The Rel star also thanked people who reached out to make the controversy a teachable moment.
“I'm still learning. And when I say, I'm still learning, I was unaware of Sikhs, as well,” she continued. “A lot of them reached out to me, educated me on who they are and what they stand for and how they help the world in different ways. I didn't know that. I'm ignorant to a lot of s**t."
Moore also denied she got the men removed from the flight.
“I know what the blogs look like,” she said. “I know how it looks, but I didn’t do that.”
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