“Catfish” star Nev Schulman sparked outrage in the Twitterverse Tuesday after sharing an offensive message during BET’s “Black Girls Live.”
In the since deleted tweet, Schulman, 31, wrote, “#BlackGirlsRock I totally agree. They also tend to #catfish a lot. Just sayin.”
Amid the backlash, Schulman took to Twitter to apologize, crediting the user who reached out to him directly to address the issue.
“Thank you #melaninporn for taking the time to help me understand the issues POC [people of color] deal w/,” he noted.
“You’re right to be upset & don’t have to accept my apology, but I am deeply sorry to those whom I offended and learned a valuable lesson,” Schulman continued.
You're right to be upset & don't have to accept my apology, but I am deeply sorry to those whom I offended and learned a valuable lesson.— Nev Schulman (@NevSchulman) April 6, 2016
This isn’t the first time Schulman has caused a stir on social media. After condemning physical violence against women on Twitter in September 2014, the reality star confirmed a withstanding rumor that he had been expelled for punching a female in college.
“In college, I was in a situation where I was forced to defend myself, after being suddenly attacked. Charges were brought, but my case was almost immediately dismissed as this was clearly a case of self-defense. My post was meant to raise awareness and support for everyone affected by the awful abuses of domestic violence,” he said.