Morgan Wallen releases an apology video for his use of a racial slur
“One thing I’ve learned already that I’m specifically sorry for is that my words matter, that words can truly hurt a person and at my core that’s not what I’m OK with. This week I heard firsthand some personal stories from Black people that honestly shook me.
“I understand what I’m going through today does not even compare to a few of the trials I found out about from them. I left from those conversations with a deep gratitude for them and a clearer comprehend of the method to my words.”
He says that the racial slur was made after he was on a “72-hour bender.” He said that since the incident that he’s been sober for nine days.
Wallen also asked his fans not to “downplay” what he did.
“I was incorrect,” he said. “It’s on me to take ownership for this and I totally accept the charges I’m dealing with.”
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.