Lakeith Stanfield posted an apology on Instagram after moderating a Clubhouse chat room that turned anti-Semitic.
Lakeith Stanfield has apologized after appearing to moderate a Clubhouse discussion about Nation of Islam founder Louis Farrakhan, which took an extremely anti-Semitic turn.
“Some of the things that were said were worse than things that I’ve read or heard about neo-Nazis saying," one user from the chat room told The Daily Beast.
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Stanfield released a statement apologizing for the incident on Instagram.
“Yesterday I entered an online chat room on Clubhouse about the teachings of [Louis Farrakhan. When the room’s participants noticed me, I was quickly made a moderator of this room,” Stanfield said in the post.
At some point during the dialogue the discussion took a very negative turn when several users made abhorrent anti-Semitic statements and at that point, I should have either shut down the discussion or removed myself from it entirely. I condemn hate speech and discriminatory views of every kind. I unconditionally apologize for what went on in that chat room, and for allowing my presence there to give a platform to hate speech. I am not an anti-Semite nor do I condone any of the beliefs discussed in that chat room.