Country Singer Morgan Wallen Breaks Silence After Video Of Him Using The N-Word Goes Viral: Please Learn From My Mistake

Morgan Wallen

Morgan Wallen

Country Singer Morgan Wallen Breaks Silence After Video Of Him Using The N-Word Goes Viral: Please Learn From My Mistake

Country star Morgan Wallen has spoken out for the first time since a video of him using the N-word surfaced and went viral earlier this month.

In the clip, Morgan Wallen arrives at his home and is heard using the N-word with his friends.

Morgan Wallen

Morgan Wallen

He explained in a YouTube video:

“The video you saw was me on hour 72 of a bender and that’s not something I’m proud of either. Obviously the natural thing to do is apologize further and just continue to apologize but because you got caught and that’s not what I wanted to do.”

He continued and said that he has disappointed his parents and his son, which he’s “not okay” with, and that he’s taken steps to learn from the ordeal, like sitting down with black organizations to get educated.

“I’ll admit to you I was pretty nervous to accept those invitations. The very people that I hurt, they had every right to step on my neck while I was own, to not show me any grace. But they did the exact opposite. They offered me grace and they also paired that with an offer to learn and to grow. That kindness really inspired me to dig deeper on how to do something about this.”

Morgan Wallen, whose sales skyrocketed after the video made its rounds, added,

“My words matter. My words can truly hurt a person and at my core, that’s not what I’m okay with. I wish the circumstances were different for me to learn these things but I’m also glad it started the process for me to do so.”

He asked fans to take what he did seriously and said,

“Our actions matter. Our words matter. And I want to encourage anyone that is watching to please learn from my mistake. There’s no reason to downplay what I did. I was wrong. It’s on me to take ownership for this and I fully accept the penalties I’m facing. The timing of my return is solely upon me and the work I put in… This entire situation is ugly right now but I’ll keep searching for ways to become the example instead of being made one.”

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Authored by: Char Patterson