Web star KSI stated he’s “deeply sorry for any ache or struggling” he brought on, as he apologised once more for his use of a racial slur in an internet video.
The 29-year-old, who’s also referred to as a boxer, rapper and founding father of Prime vitality drinks, first apologised on Monday after utilizing the derogatory phrase in a Countdown-themed Sidemen video.
The since-removed video noticed the group tasked with having to kind the longest potential phrase from 9 letters – and KSI gave “P***” as his try. The opposite gamers have been seen laughing afterwards.
Having initially stated he was “taking a break” from social media, on Wednesday he appeared in a video posted on the Fred Talks Preventing YouTube account.
“I need to specific my heartfelt remorse for what I stated and I need you to know that I’m genuinely ashamed and deeply sorry for any ache or struggling I’ve brought on,” he stated, studying from a pre-written assertion.
“I realise that my phrases have penalties and as a public determine [I have] a duty to make use of my platform for good somewhat than perpetuating discrimination – and this week I’ve failed to do that.
“Privately I’ve taken the time to interact in very early conversations with some folks from South Asian communities and can proceed to take action within the coming weeks and months forward.
“I’ll proceed to teach myself on the wealthy historical past and tradition of South [Asia] and the struggles confronted by its folks. I’m dedicated to doing higher, being a greater ally and utilizing my platform to uplift marginalised voices.”
The YouTube star was additionally seen visiting the Al-Hikam Institute in Bradford on the thirteenth day of Ramadan.
A video posted on social media reveals KSI in darkish clothes listening to members of the mosque discussing his use of the slur.