New Oscar nominee LaKeith Stanfield issued an apology after co-moderating a Clubhouse discussion that turned anti-Semitic.
On the night of Wednesday, May 5, the 29-year-old Aside The actor joined a chat room on the social network where many weighty comments were made against Jews, The Everyday Beast reports Some users have tried to justify the leader of the Nation of Islam Louis FarrakhanStatements comparing Jews to termites, made in 2018. Other participants referred to the later Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler in a positive light, the news site also reported.
“Yesterday I entered the online chat room at ClubHouse about Louis Farrakhan’s teachings,” Stanfield said in a statement to E! News on Friday, May 7. “If the participants in the room noticed me, I was quickly made the manager of this issue. At some point during the dialogue the discussion turned into a negative turn with many users. making vicious anti-Semitic statements and with that finger, I must also close the discussion or take myself out of its entirety. “
He continued, “I condemn the verbal hatred and discriminatory views of each race. There is no charge for me to apologize for what happened in the chat room, and to allow my presence there to provide a platform to hate speech. I’m not an anti-Semite nor do I condone any beliefs discussed in the chat room. “