Published April 28, 2016
“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.
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.