'Catfish' Star Nev Schulman Apologizes for Insensitive Black Girls Rock! Joke
By John Boone
Here are two things we know to be true: Black girls rock. And people tweet stupid, stupid things.
These two truths converged when BET aired their Black Girls Rock! special this week and Catfish creator Nev Schulman tweeted and later deleted, "#BlackGirlsRock I totally agree. They also tend to #catfish a lot. Just sayin''"
After receiving considerable backlash on Twitter, the 31-year-old apologized, writing, "You're right to be upset & don't have to accept my apology, but I am deeply sorry to those whom I offended and learned a valuable lesson."
Thank u @melaninporn for taking the time to help me understand some of the issues POC deal w/. Sorry to all I upset. pic.twitter.com/ws9T1JraWf