LaKeith Stanfield Apologizes for Moderating Anti-Semitic Clubhouse Chat

Jennifer Maas


LaKeith Stanfield apologized Saturday for his participation in and moderation of a Clubhouse chat Friday that included anti-Semitic remarks, saying he condemns “hate speech and discriminatory views of every kind.”

“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,” he said in a statement posted to Instagram. “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 roorm[sic].”

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