American Idol finalist Caleb Kennedy, 16, dropped out of the series after a video of him standing next to someone wearing a Ku Klux Klan balaclava went viral.
Kennedy shared the following statement on his Instagram.
“Hey all of you, it’s going to be a bit of a surprise but I won’t be on ‘American Idol’ anymore,” he wrote.
“There was a video that surfaced on the internet and it showed actions that weren’t meant to be taken this way. I was younger and I wasn’t thinking about actions, but that’s no excuse . I want to say sorry to all my fans and everyone I have let down. I will take some time on social media to improve myself, but in saying this I know it has hurt and disappointed a lot of people. people and makes people lose respect. sorry! I pray that one day I will be able to regain your trust in who I am and have your respect! Thank you for supporting me. “
The teenager’s mother also sent the video to MSN:
“I hate that this happened and how Caleb is described by internet users,” said Anita Guy. “This video was taken after Caleb watched the movie ‘The Strangers: Prey at Night’ and they were imitating these characters. It had nothing to do with the Ku Klux Klan, but I know it was. what it sounds like. Caleb doesn’t have a racist bone in his body. He loves everyone and has friends of all races. “
GIULIANI MAKES THE STATEMENT RACIST LIVE ON THE AIR !!