A person claiming to be one of the UC Berkeley students behind a racist, sexist, and homophobic video that went viral has apologized and is pleading for forgiveness.
The video allegedly showing the student spewing offensive remarks was shared on Twitter Friday (Dec. 6) and immediately went viral, prompting the university to investigate, the Los Angeles Times reports.
“I don’t think they should have rights at all,” the man in the video says, referring to African-Americans, the Los Angeles Times reports. “They’re like women.”
“I just ask that you would forgive us and please do not spread our personal information online,” the Reddit user wrote, the Atlanta Black Star reports. “Neither of us meant anything said in the video and we deeply regret even recording that video in the first place.”
Berkeley officials released a statement on Friday (Dec. 6) after reviewing the video and following the backlash the video caused, the Los Angeles Times reports.
“The campus is taking appropriate action in response to this video being posted on social media,” the statement read, the Los Angeles Times reports. “Due to federal laws and UC policy that protect student privacy, we do not discuss the situation of individual students.”
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