Addison Rae took a brief social media hiatus — and by brief, we mean a little over a week — to collect her thoughts before returning to address the elephant in the room.
In case you missed it, the TikTok teen sensation recently came under fire after fans dug up a video she previously shared in support for “All Lives Matter,” the widely-recognized slogan which is essentially the antithesis of the Black Lives Matter movement for racial justice and equality.
Despite how things may look, Rae wants to make it clear she’s not a racist and fully supports members of the Black community. Her statement began:
“I owe all of you an apology. Four years ago, I reposted a video which included a woman sharing her thoughts on Black Lives Matter and All Lives Matter that I should not have.”
The 19-year-old continued:
“Because of my privilege, I didn’t understand and wasn’t educated enough on the social injustices facing the Black community. All lives CANNOT matter until Black lives do. The Black community continues to be oppressed and damaged by systemic racism.”
You do the math, Perezcious readers. This means Addison was 15 years old when she shared that problematic clip — and while that might sound really young to some, there is a fine line between what ignorant choices one can overlook at that age.
Nevertheless, she’s apparently committed to “learning” and making amends for her “mistakes,” now! Individuals of any age can certainly learn a thing or two from that. Rae concluded:
“I will never stop growing, learning, and fighting for those whose voices rightfully need to be amplified, and will forever believe that Black Lives Matter. I am truly sorry and I am committed to using the platform you all have given me to work on becoming a better ally.”
You can read her full statement, shared on Thursday via her Twitter account, (below):
Let’s clap it up for accountability, y’all!
Considering she’s the second-most-followed person on TikTok (and probably did not want to be canceled for this), the clarification was definitely worth sharing. Now, let’s see how “committed” she really is to the cause because fans — including us — are watching her every move!
No, seriously. Some followers got so carried away with conspiracy theories about her noticeable absence online this past week and somehow came up with a theory that Addison is secretly pregnant. Which would be an interesting plot twist if it were proven true!
However, the starlet’s on-again, off-again boyfriend Bryce Hall, set the record straight on rumors of her wellbeing and alleged pregnancy to the YouTube channel, Celebrity Livin. He said:
“She’s fine, just know that. And let me just clear it up, she’s not pregnant. I don’t know why that’s a thing.”
Remember, even if this were the case, creating another human life just gives you all the more reason to make sure you’re not supporting hateful messaging. Are we right or are we right, Perezcious readers?
Sound OFF with your thoughts on this apology, cancel culture, and whatever else you’ve got to say in the comments section!
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