LaKeith Stanfield Addresses His Involvement In Anti-Semitic Chat Room And Apologizes!
LaKeith Stanfield has apologized for an anti-Semitic conversation on Clubhouse that he co-moderated. As you may know, the man has been nominated for an Oscar not too long ago and now, he is trying to fix things amid his scandal.
The Get Out actor joined a chat room on the social network and during that conversation, several offensive comments against Jewish people were made, as reported by The Daily Beast.
A couple of users agreed and tried to justify previous anti-Semitic comments from Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who compared Jewish people to termites.
And that's not even all! Others even talked about Hitler in a positive way!
Now, in a statement via E! News, Stanfield addressed the scandal and apologized, saying that 'Yesterday I entered a chat room on ClubHouse about the teachings of Louis Farrakhan. At some point, when the room's participants noticed me, I was made a moderator. During the dialogue the discussion took a really negative turn when some users made abhorrent anti-Semitic statements and I should've either shut down the discussion or just removed myself from it entirely. I condemn hate speech and all discriminatory views of any kind. I apologize for what went on and for allowing my presence to give a platform to hate speech. I'm not an anti-Semite nor do I condone any of the beliefs discussed in that chat room.'
The actor also proceeded to share the same statement on his IG account and disabled the comments under it.
The Daily Beast also stated that the following day, the actor joined another Clubhouse chat room, this time moderated by Jewish educators discussing the hate speech they had experienced.
He reportedly told the participants: 'It's been a crazy couple 48 hours. I have been in a couple rooms where a lot of s**t has been discussed and talked about, really heightened emotional states. It has been very enlightening and interesting to me, I never knew that this debate existed in this way about identity, origins of Judaism in Jewishness, and just how many different interpretations there are different things, whether or not it is a religion and ethno-religion or what it is a faith race.'