'American Idol' Finalist Caleb Kennedy Exits the Show After Controversial Video Resurfaces Online

'American Idol' Finalist Caleb Kennedy Exits the Show After Controversial Video Resurfaces Online

5/13/2021 7:27:00 PM

'American Idol' Finalist Caleb Kennedy Exits the Show After Controversial Video Resurfaces Online

Caleb Kennedy, a former 2021 contestant on 'American Idol,' left the competition after a controversial video of himself resurfaced online from when he was 12.

Addressing the controversy, Caleb penned an apology on Instagram while announcing his departure from the show:"Hey y'all, this is gonna be a bit of a surprise, but I am no longer gonna be on 'American Idol.' There was a video that surfaced on the internet and it displayed actions that were not meant to be taken in that way," Kennedy wrote."I was younger and did not think about the actions, but that's not an excuse. I wanna say sorry to all my fans and everyone who I have let down. I'll be taking a little time off social media to better myself, but saying that, I know this has hurt and disappointed a lot of people and made people lose respect for me. I'm so sorry! I pray that I can one day regain your trust in who I am and have your respect! Thank you for supporting me."

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This content is imported from Instagram. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.A post shared by Caleb Kennedy (@calebkennedyofficial)The Herald Journal reports that the video has been shared on Twitter, where in some versions there is music and the word"bow" added on it. The original version reportedly did not have words or music on it.

Caleb's mother, Anita Guy, spoke with the newspaper regarding the video. "I hate this has happened and how Caleb is being portrayed by people online," Anita toldThe."This video was taken after Caleb had watched the movieThe Strangers: Prey at Night headtopics.com

and they were imitating those characters. It had nothing to do with the Ku Klux Klan, but I know that's how it looks. Caleb doesn't have a racist bone in his body. He loves everyone and has friends of all races."Eric McCandlessCaleb's exit comes just weeks away from

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‘American Idol’ finalist Caleb Kennedy leaves show in wake of racist social media post“I was younger and did not think about the actions, but that’s not an excuse,' Kennedy said in his apology. ZERO TOLERANCE As it should be 🎯 Bring back arthurgunn

'American Idol' finalist Caleb Kennedy exits show after controversial video'American Idol' finalist Caleb Kennedy is exiting the show after a social media post resurfaced depicting him sitting next to and filming someone wearing what appears to be a Ku Klux Klan hood. This ratings attempt is pathetically perfect for this garbage show Brazil notnews

'American Idol' Finalist Caleb Kennedy Exits Show After Video Surfaces'American Idol' finalist Caleb Kennedy is off the show after a video surfaced showing him sitting next to someone in a KKK-esque hood. AmericanIdol has a horrible reputation for a lack of vetting contestants. This has been proven for years and years. Visit my Facebook account This business is gonna finish by harry wales and we own it well hope they do better picking people for their show

Caleb Kennedy Leaves 'American Idol' After Video With KKK-Style Hood Surfaces'I was younger and did not think about the actions,' wrote the 16-year-old contestant, who had advanced to the singing competition's Top 5. I love when racist say “That’s not who I am” 🤣 I’m a little divided on this. He is only 16. How old was he when this happened. I believe him. When he said he did not think the consequences. Like we have openly white supremacists racists in come they are not been removed? Hypocrites. FoxNews might hire him..

Caleb Kennedy Exits 'American Idol' Over Controversial VideoTop five American Idol finalist Caleb Kennedy is leaving the show after a video surfaced of him sitting next to a friend in what looked like a Ku Klux Klan hood.

'American Idol' finalist Caleb Kennedy exits show after video showing him next to KKK-style hood surfacesKennedy's mother said the video was made when he was 12 years old and was not referencing the KKK: 'Caleb doesn't have a racist bone in his body.' What does a racist bone look like, exactly? 'doesn't have a racist bone in his body' is almost always a sure sign that the person is so immersed in racism that they are a lost cause. Everyone who gets caught doing or saying something racist always says, “I’m not racist!”