Big Brother News: Jackson Michie Apologizes and Clarifies Stance On #BlackLivesMatter
Big Brother winner Jackson Michie recently wrote a post encouraging his followers to make a change. However, fans were confused and didn’t understand what his position was on the issue. One pointed out that he never once used #BlackLivesMatter in the post. He has since publicly apologized and clarified his stance on #BLM. Keep reading to find out more.
Big Brother Updates: Jackson Michie Calls For Change
In a social media post dated June 1, Michie talked about “bizarre” and “unprecedented times.” He asks his followers to make a change, according to E! Online. However, he didn’t make it clear what kind of change he was advocating for. This left a lot of mixed reactions and some asked him to clarify. Some of the comments include,
“So wait are you with #BlackLivesMatter or??? Your words are vague and unclear on where you stand.”
“You said all that and not once did you say ‘black lives matter.'”
Big Brother Winner Apologizes
In a new Instagram post on June 11, Michie made a public apology. He also clarified that he is totally supportive of the black community and the Black Lives Matter movement. In a video post, he explained that he turns 25 years old on Saturday.
He admits that over the years, he has made a lot of mistakes. During the past few weeks, he made errors and admits that he is the only person to blame. He then said that he was sorry.
CBS Big Brother Star Clarifies Stance On #BlackLivesMatter
Mitchie added that he will never understand what it is like to be a person of color. He also used “Black Lives Matter” as one previous commenter suggested.
“I’m sorry for not being educated enough to understand that I will never understand what it’s like to be African American, to be a person of color, to be Black in this country and in this world. I will never understand that. But, I stand with you, and I am sorry. Black lives matter, and I am sorry.”
Former Big Brother Co-Stars Respond To New Post
Mitchie received support from former Big Brother co-stars. Chris “Swaggy C” Williams said that Mitchie just experienced growth and then went on to educate others about #BLM.
“… when we say black lives matter, we’re just saying cops don’t treat us as if we matter.. and we’re just saying our lives matter too! Not trying to diminish yours or anybody else’s. In the eyes of cops, we feel ours is valued less… The movement isn’t trying to divide. Just trying to bring equality!”
Tommy Bracco responded as well and said that everyone has a lot of growth to do, but as long as people are willing to educate themselves and worth toward progress, then a real change is possible.”
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