A high school principal has apologized after her racist rant at a graduation ceremony went viral. She says that the devil spoke through her, causing her to express the racist sentiments, and that she hopes students and parents can forgive her. What’s more, her adult son has taken to social media to post threats to anyone who speaks ill of the woman’s behavior.
As previously reported by Inquisitr, the director and principal of TNT Academy was officiating at a graduation ceremony, and apparently forgot to include the Valedictorian’s speech. She dismissed the attendees, realized her mistake, and began to call everyone back. Amid the confusion, her pleas went either unheard or ignored. She began to grow angry, and spewed some startling remarks — including verbal abuse of one attendee for filming with his tablet — before shouting, “Look who’s leaving! All the black people!”
The video of the event, taken by an attendee, can be seen here — but the one positive thing about the whole event is that, at that remark, it appears that virtually everyone gets up to leave, unwilling to let the racist rant stand.
According to 11 Alive, she sent an apology to parents via email — if you can call it an apology when someone says they’re sorry, but quickly passes the buck. Who else could this principal find to blame for a racist rant that clearly came out of her own mouth?
“A terrible mistake on my part of the graduation ceremony on Friday night. The devil was in the house and came out from my mouth. I deeply apologize for my racist comment and hope that forgiveness in in your hearts.”
She does apologize, but she also calls the rant a “mistake,” blames the devil, and quickly places the onus on the audience to be forgiving, rather than herself to not make racist declarations.
According to the NY Daily News, she also gave a televised apology — in which she also follows the format of quick apology, then blaming the devil.
“I’m sorry for what I said. Like I said, the devil was in the house.”
That’s not all — according to Starcasm, Gordeuk’s son got involved too, posting on Facebook to threaten physical harm to anyone who spoke negatively about the incident, inviting anyone who had opinions to his house — and posting his address — with an implicit threat.
“If anyone has somthing to say about my mom and how she ran her graduation come say it to my face [address redacted]”
In case his stance wasn’t clear, he followed up with a second post, using a racial epithet and repeating his exhortation to visit him at home.
The principal may have apologized for her racist rant, but it’s clear that she still isn’t taking the blame — she’s passing it to a supernatural entity, while family members threaten anyone who thinks she’s in the wrong.
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