“Yes. I will address this. I was not hiding. I consulted in one of my closest friends just as anybody else would,” he wrote in the apology, which was screenshotted and reposted by a fan. “I have posted insensitive tweets. My Facebook has been hacked countless times. The picture isn’t even of me or anybody I know.”
The 27-year-old continued, “Again, I am incredibly sorry. I really am. I hope you guys see what I am currently doing and how I am continuing to do the right thing by being respectful in today’s climate. This does not excuse my words, nor am I excusing myself. I will continue to work towards using my platform in the same capacity I have been and doing/bringing light into the world.”
For those who missed it, in old since-deleted social media posts — which were screenshotted and reposted online — the actor used a slew of racist and derogatory terms. Upon catching wind of the posts, Chase’s fans called him out and asked for an explanation, which led to the apology.
Shortly after he publicly apologized on Twitter, the post, and all of Chase’s previous tweets, were seemingly deleted from his profile. He then claimed, in a series of following posts, that his account had been hacked, the password had been changed and he was trying to get back on Twitter.
“Yo just getting back into twitter. My password was changed, figuring things out. I’m really sorry that this is all happening at once,” he wrote. Then added in another post, “Somebody obviously got access to my account. So I’m trying to solve this.”
Somebody obviously got access to my account. So I’m trying to solve this.
— Chase Stokes (@hichasestokes) May 19, 2020
Chase has not posted anything further on Twitter since then.
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