Brennen Taylor is apologizing to his fans.
On Fourth of July, the YouTube star took to Twitter to address controversial footage that has resurfaced from when he was a teenager.
“I’ve noticed that some of my old tweets and videos from when I was 16 have re-surfaced online…I want to own up and take accountability for the vocabulary I used to use and the insensitive jokes I used to make,” he shared with his followers. “Looking back at who I was and how reckless I was with the things I posted for everyone to see…for what? A laugh? Well they weren’t funny and I am so sorry.”
Brennen continued, “Who I was then, is not in any way a reflection of who I am now. I’ve learned from my mistakes and I’m continuing on the path to becoming a better me. Even if these words/actions were used jokingly, I never stopped to think, ‘Could these words hurt someone?’ and for that, I am truly sorry. Today, I use my platform as an ally and I will continue to fight and be the voice for everyone no matter your race, sexuality, gender or anything!”