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Hannah Brown Just Apologized on Camera for Using the N-Word: ‘Do Not Defend Me’

Former Bachelorette Hannah Brown just apologize on camera for the first time since using the n-word on an Instagram Live earlier this May.

Brown originally sparked outrage online for using the slur while singing along to DaBaby’s “Rockstar.” Fans and fellow Bachelor Nation alums were not only furious with Brown over the video but were also dissatisfied with her written apology a few hours later. “I owe you all a major apology. There is no excuse and I will not justify what I said,” she wrote on May 17. “I have read your messages and seen the hurt I have caused. I own it all. I am terribly sorry and know that whether in public or private, this language is unacceptable. I promise to do better.”

Another former Bachelorette, Rachel Lindsay, later discussed her disappointment with Nick Viall, saying that she had spoken with Brown and was expecting the Alabama native to go address the issue directly.

“When Hannah and I talked, she wanted to know what my thought was as to what she should do. She said, ‘I want to ask you.’ And she was very remorseful. She was very upset. She was embarrassed. She was admitting she was wrong, and she said she wanted to go on a Live,” Lindsay said on Viall’s podcast, per E! News. “She was going to go first and then bring me on. Twice, she got off the phone with me to tell me, ‘Okay, I’m going to go do it. I’m just going to go get ready.’ Hours later, nothing. Then we would talk on the phone. And then, hours later, nothing again until it was ultimately decided she wanted to do a statement.”

Now, amid Black Lives Matter protests, pain, and rage across the nation over the death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and countless other black Americans who’ve been killed at the hands of the police, Hannah Brown apologized again on May 30. First, she posted this quote on Instagram:

Then she went live. “I’ve been trying for a long time to figure out how I would address everything,” Brown began her Instagram Live, which is now available to view on her feed. “I wanted it to be the right time and I’ve been so concerned with not…taking up space with all the events going on and the death of George Floyd happening and there’s so much suffering and anger and I didn’t want to offend anybody. But I realized it’s not about the right time, it’s about the right thing.”

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