Rachel Lindsay Is ‘Offended’ That Hannah Brown Didn’t Take Her Advice On How to Apologize Following Her Saying a Racial Slur

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Hannah Brown was a Bachelor Nation darling for her real demeanor whereas on The Bachelorette. Fans have been very supportive of her and her private life ever since her heartbreaking finish. But now she’s underneath hearth for utilizing the N-word throughout an Instagram Live. And when fellow Bachelorette alum Rachel Lindsay shared recommendation on the phrase’s which means and how one can correctly apologize, Brown didn’t comply with her recommendation.

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‘The Bachelorette’ alum Hannah Brown sang the N-word on her Instagram Live

On Instagram Live whereas hanging out with household whereas quarantining throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Brown began singing the tune “Rockstar” by DaBaby whereas attempting to study a dance to it. As she sang alongside to the tune with out music, Brown proceeded to say the a part of the tune that had the N-word with out hesitation.

Fans shortly commented on her use of that phrase, and he or she was shocked but in addition very adamant that she didn’t say it. Then she apologized, and mentioned laughing, “I did? I’m so sorry… I was singing a song, I’m so sorry.”

“I don’t think I said that word, but now I’m like… Oh god. I’ve never used that word,” Brown mentioned. “I’ve never called anybody that… You can think I’m something that I’m not, but I’m not that.”

Since then, Brown posted an apology on her Instagram story that learn, “There is no excuse and I will not justify what I said… I am terribly sorry… I promise to do better.”

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Rachel Lindsay known as out Brown for not taking her recommendation on apologizing properly

Another former bachelorette, Lindsay, posted her personal Instagram Live and talked about what transpired. Lindsay additionally acknowledged that she went to Brown in personal earlier than talking on something publicly. 

“I thought, ‘Let me challenge this person to use their platform,’ because last night it was used in a different way, so let me challenge them to use it in a better way, right?” Lindsay mentioned. “Maybe it was a mistake, maybe they didn’t realize the intention behind it, so let me give them the opportunity to now correct that mistake.”

Lindsay mentioned she wasn’t planning on calling Brown out, however wished to clarify a bit extra to Brown and enlighten her. However, the explanation Lindsay made a extra public assertion is that Brown ignored her efforts. 

“I am personally hurt and offended that I gave somebody the opportunity to do that and it wasn’t done,” Lindsay mentioned within the Live, which is now an IGTV video on her account. “I understand that an apology was made but when I know what could have been done, when I know what I challenged someone to do, they refused to do it. Or they did not do it. I should put it that way: they did not do it.”

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The drawback with Brown’s apology was the venue she did it in

Yes, Brown made an apology on her Live and on her story, however Lindsay mentioned that that’s the simple manner out. Her suggestion was for Brown to get on digital camera and be extra honest and never take the “easy” manner out.

“It’s easy to make a statement, it’s easy to hide behind words, but when you’re bold enough to say the N-word on camera, on your platform … then you need to be bold enough to use your face on camera and apologize in the same way that you said the word,” Lindsay mentioned 

Lindsay additionally famous that she’s not taking away the apology Brown already shared, however that it’s essential to name out situations like this. “I’m just saying we can’t give people a pass for this,” Lindsay mentioned. “You have to hold people accountable for what they’re doing.”

At the tip of the day, Lindsay needs to teach folks on why utilizing that phrase is dangerous, even when it’s a tune lyric

If you watched Lindsay’s Live and even go on her Instagram, you’ll discover a lot of backlash from customers saying it’s only a tune. Saying that it’s not a giant deal as a result of Brown wasn’t calling anybody the N-word. But this brings Lindsay again to why she’s talking within the first place: to teach why that’s nonetheless dangerous. 

Lindsay mentioned that these telling her to relax in regards to the scenario don’t perceive the influence that phrase has. Rappers and different Black artists can use it as a technique to reclaim the hatred related to the phrase, however Lindsay notes that when non-Black folks use it, even to sing alongside, it provides that detrimental energy again to that hateful phrase. 

“You should feel disgusted when you say that word,” Lindsay mentioned. “You should feel uncomfortable.”

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