‘Those words do not represent who I am,’ Shawn wrote.
For passing “racially insensitive comments” in the past, Shawn Mendes has made a public apology.
“When I was younger, I posted some racially insensitive comments over social media platform, and I am so sorry for it. I apologize wholeheartedly for what was said and understand how offensive those posts were. Those words didn’t represent who I am in real. And I think that there is no place for such kind of comments in this modern world. I will also stand for complete inclusivity, equality, and love,” Mendes posted on Instagram story.
Fans were unimpressed by how he addressed the issues of past posts when asked about them during a Q&A session, reports eonline.com.
The Mercy hitmaker apologized for what he said. A tweet from Mendes Twitter account from 2015 was deleted after accusations of racism. Back in 2012, a comment using the N-word was reportedly posted on Mendes’ Instagram account and removed as well.
During a Q&A session, a fan asked Mendes that why he had never acknowledged the post in questions. To which, Mendes replied: “I just think that a lot of things just need to be moved on from, but I also think that the things that were sawed, like I had friends when I was 14 who would like take my phone and like post things of them, because they thought it was funny that I had like 2,000 followers and it was a big thing, and they’d post photos of themselves.”