Brody Jenner Apologizes For “All Lives Matter” Police Shooting Comments

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Brody Jenner All Lives Matter Apology

By Shari Weiss

Brody Jenner All Lives Matter Apology

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Brody Jenner is apologizing for arguing police shootings have “nothing to do with race” and saying “All Lives Matter.” See his statement below.

Last Sunday, Jenner questioned the deaths of Keith Lamont Scott and Terence Crutcher, two black men who were killed by cops in separate incidents. In a since-deleted Instagram post, the former reality star re-posted a lengthy message from one of his friends, writing, “AMEN.” It read:

“I normally don’t speak about this type of stuff, but this is just ridiculous. I can’t even watch the news anymore without getting pissed off. This has nothing to do with race. White, black, brown, any color…if you have an officer of the law telling you to exit your vehicle (or do anything for that matter)…you comply. And not only do you comply, but you do so willingly and follow directions completely. And why in the world would you exit that vehicle with a weapon in hand (allegedly)?! That makes no sense! And if, let’s just say, you DON’T have a gun, why would you not put your hands up in the air and state ‘I do not have a gun’ so that the officers can clearly see that you don’t?? If I, as a white male, did those things, I’d expect that I’d be putting myself in danger of being shot because I’d be making myself a perceived threat. This world is getting out of hand with the race issue. Maybe I say that because I’m not racist. I see humans as equals. You shoot me, or you shoot an African American, we are both humans with the same beating heart. Why is everything these days about race? Why?”

Jenner was slammed in the comments of his re-post, and he responded by making new Instagram posts with the caption “All Lives Matter.” One for instance, read, “Hate is not the answer. #alllivesmatter.” Those posts have since been deleted as well.

Now on Friday night, the deejay posted a statement on Instagram apologizing for his remarks. Jenner began, “After taking some time to reflect and learn a lot over the last few days, I want to address my careless and misguided posts last weekend. Having done more research into the Black Lives Matter movement, including reading a very informative editorial by @lmanisviney, I realize that my comments weren’t thoughtful or substantiated.”

“I spoke out of turn on a subject I wasn’t particularly educated on. It was never my intention to exacerbate an already contentious situation in our country,” continued Jenner. “I am a firm supporter of the African American community and I am grateful that my mistake allowed me the opportunity to increase my own awareness of Black Lives Matter, and hope that going forward we can continue this conversation in a positive and peaceful way.”

Accompanying the statement was a photo of Jenner making the “peace” sign with both hands. See below.

After taking some time to reflect and learn a lot over the last few days, I want to address my careless and misguided posts last weekend. Having done more research into the Black Lives Matter movement, including reading a very informative editorial by @lmanisviney, I realize that my comments weren’t thoughtful or substantiated. I spoke out of turn on a subject I wasn’t particularly educated on. It was never my intention to exacerbate an already contentious situation in our country. I am a firm supporter of the African American community and I am grateful that my mistake allowed me the opportunity to increase my own awareness of Black Lives Matter, and hope that going forward we can continue this conversation in a positive and peaceful way.

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