‘Teen Mom OG’ star Mackenzie McKee is now apologizing for a comment she made on Facebook about new Vice President Kamala Harris. Mackenzie is not a fan of Harris and ranted about it on her personal Facebook page.
She reportedly stated, “Sorry, no. There are a lot of amazing women in the world for my daughters to look up to and see as role models. Kamala Harris is not one of them.” She then went on to refer to the VP as “colored,” not realizing that the term is inappropriate and offensive. “It blows my mind that out of all the amazing colored women in the world, that is the one who is making history.”
This sent fans into a frenzy calling her out for her racially insensitive comment. Mackenzie then started replying to comments and DMs with the following apology:
“I have been personally reaching out to those who were affected and hurt by my poor choice of words and sad lack of education on not knowing how wrong I was. I have no justification of what I sad other than I was simply fearful of using ‘black’ and I thought ‘colored’ and ‘women of color’ was the same.
I am so sad that I hurt people. Racism is not who I am or what I represent and her color was not the point I was wanting to make. But I won’t make excuses for myself other than just admitting I was wrong. If you choose to have no respect for me from here on, it was well deserved. But truly in my heart I am sorry, I was wrong.”
While Mackenzie’s intent was clearly not to harm anyone, it doesn’t stop cancel culture from running wild as many fans are now demanding the MTV star be fired from the show. In June of 2020, Mackenzie’s co-star Taylor Selfridge was let go from the show for racially insensitive tweets she posted 8 years prior. This decision from the network sent viewers on the hunt for every offensive statement made publicly by all the ‘Teen Mom’ cast members. Realizing that they can’t fire everyone, it looks like MTV has decided to over look many of the cast members poor word choices. Time will tell if they will take any action against Mackenzie.
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