Lakeith Stanfield Apologizes For Homophobic Freestyle
Atlanta star Lakeith Stanfield found himself in the hot seat after he recorded a freestyle in which he used gay slurs. The video was posted on Instagram and after an extreme amount of backlash, was later deleted. You can preview the video below in case you missed it.
So @lakeithlakeith from @AtlantaFX && @Sorry2BotherYou Though this “freestyle” (that you can clearly see him looking down & reading) was appropriate?! Lol ppl are truly Homophobic weirdos Lakeith Stanfield sis you played yourself pic.twitter.com/5N5F7Nexs2
— Bre'on (@_BayBey) June 23, 2018
Stanfield has since issued an apology. In a video posted to Twitter, the actor admits that he often makes videos assuming other characters and that his latest freestyle was not how he truly felt.
I apologize if I hurt anybody, sincerely. That wasn’t my intention — to be somebody that was out here just slinging arrows and hurting people, so I want them to know that I apologize that they had to feel sadness from that. So my sincerest apologies.
I’ve never been homophobic. Have never agreed with homophobic thought or hatred toward anyone for that matter. I’m a person that moves in love and I want to promote and continue to push that.
Watch the video below.
— Lakeith Stanfield (@lakeithlakeith) June 26, 2018