Pop Culture

Chad Brownlee apologizes for social media post that ‘could be perceived as racist’

Canadian country singer Chad Brownlee has apologized after posting a conspiracy theory image criticized as racist and antsemitic on his social media accounts.

The Kelowna, B.C.-born musician shared the post in question on Tuesday and then deleted it, however, some social media users managed to capture a screen grab of it.

The manipulated image depicts Jewish-American billionaire philanthropist George Soros with a chess board and pieces made up of protesters and the COVID-19 molecule.

Story continues below advertisement

Soros has been the target of many right-wing conspiracy theories, including claims he’s funding anti-fascist activists in the protests against racism and police brutality in the United States.

Neil Young calls for ‘new rules for policing,’ shares ‘Southern Man’ performance

Reacting to social media anger over the post, Brownlee, 35, wrote on both his Twitter and Instagram accounts that he apologizes for sharing an image “that was wrong, inappropriate and could be perceived as racist.”

He added his “intention in posting the image was nothing of the sort,” although he acknowledges “how people could easily have seen it that way.”

© 2020 The Canadian Press

Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

Upcoming Horror Novel ‘Secret Santa’ Will Take You Back to the Horror Publishing Boom of the ’80s
Arm Workouts at Home: It’s Possible to Get a Pump Without Going to the Gym
Dana White Takes John Oliver’s Advice, Selling UF-Sea Shirts for Charity
Meghan Markle’s Favorite Jewelry Brand Is Having a Sale Right Now
The best eyeshadow palettes for dark skin tones that properly pop

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *