The Levi Pettit Apology: He Could Have KEPT That Levi Pettit, one of the ringleaders in the Sigma Alpha Epsilon circus chant, which went viral on March 9, just issued an apology. The problem with his apology is that it reeks of insincerity and like my grandmother used to say… He could have kept that. As he corralled as many black people as possible behind for this orchestrated UN-apologetic apology, VS could not help but ponder the following… WHERE did he find all these black people? HOW did he even find the means to drum up a press conference? A few snippets from his obviously pre-written speech from a legal team… “THERE ARE NO EXCUSES FOR MY BEHAVIOR. I NEVER THOUGHT OF MYSELF AS A RACIST AND NEVER CONSIDERED IT A POSSIBILITY. BUT THE BOTTOM LINE IS, THE WORDS SAID IN THAT CHANT WERE MEAN, HATEFUL AND RACIST.” He has probably never had this many black people around him in his life… “SOME HAVE WONDERED WHY I HAVEN’T SPOKEN OUT PUBLICLY. THE TRUTH IS THAT I’VE HAD A MIX OF PAIN, SHAME, SORROW, AND FEAR OVER THE CONSEQUENCES OF MY ACTIONS.” “TO HEAR THE WORDS THAT I’M A RACIST OR BIGOT MAY SEEM LOGICAL AFTER SEEING MY FACE AND HEARING ME PARTICIPATE IN A MINDLESSLY SICKENING CHANT. HOWEVER, WHAT YOU AND OTHERS SAW ON THAT VIDEO IS NOT WHO I REALLY AM, NOT WHO I WAS RAISED TO BE, AND NOT WHO I THINK OF MYSELF TO BE.” The speech lacked lots, but the most astonishing aspect of his apology was that it lacked less depth than a Kardashian hole and it all seemed like a ploy to ensure that when he runs for Congress in 2026, he will have this as proof that he paid his dues. The next time Pettit has a faux pas of this magnitude he needs to make a note to himself: Hire a better PR team. He needs that type of grandeur as he is probably running for Senate one day. So when he comes back to prominence in a few years, remember this foolishness and f*ckery for what it was and … Sheer f*ckery! This apology is NOT accepted. Related posts: A$AP Ferg Not Fit to Speak for Black America The Jilt and Juxtaposition In America and Abroad Dear Black America: 86 Beyonce for a REAL Feminist in Marilyn Mosby The Ghosts of Selma Reverberate and Resonate TristonXADES MultimediaTriston is an American jetset performance artist, writer, event organizer, and activist based in Europe. As a freelance journalist, he has covered both the underground and mainstream aspects of the arts, culture, music, entertainment, travel, fashion and Fashion Week in several cities, including New York, London, Berlin, Istanbul, Sydney, Bangkok, Hong Kong, and Tokyo to name a few. He has been published in The Huffington Post, Trespass (London), Adaras Magazine (Miami) as well as featured in publications such as the New York Times, Vogue Italia, Turkish Huriyet and other on-line and print magazines in the U.S. and internationally. He recently released his memoir on life in Europe, 'Heaux Confessionals'. As a solo performer and with his band $kandal Du$t, he has toured in some of the world's most renowned clubs, simultaneously maintaining an underground renaissance, blurring the lines of all that is traditional and leaving his indelible, and ultimately unforgettable impression. There is no divide. Brace yourself. ======= ** support by www.neffmarksman.com ** Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.