Morgan Wallen Says He Meant Racist Slur To Be 'Playful,' But Admits He Was 'Ignorant'

The country artist said he hadn't thought about whether his recent outburst was indicative of a race issue in his genre.

7/24/2021 5:51:00 AM

The country artist said he hadn't thought about whether his recent outburst was indicative of a race issue in his genre.

Speaking to 'Good Morning America,' the country artist said he hadn't thought about whether his recent outburst was indicative of a race issue in his genre.

. As for the incident itself, he claimed that it took place during a weekend binge with friends.“I was around some of my friends, and we just say dumb stuff together,” Wallen said. “In our minds, it’s playful. It sounds ignorant but that’s really where it came from, and it’s wrong.”

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“It’s one of my best friends [and] we were all clearly drunk,” he continued. “I was asking his girlfriend to take care of him because he was drunk and he was leaving. I didn’t mean it in any derogatory manner at all.”Watch Morgan Wallen’s full “Good Morning America” interview below.

When hostMichael Strahanasked why he felt the N-word was “appropriate” to use in any situation, Wallen said he was simply “ignorant about it.”“I don’t think I ever sat down and thought, ‘Hey, is this right or wrong?’” he said. “I haven’t seen that with my eyes, that pain or that insignificant feeling or whatever it is that it makes you feel.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Wallen said he’s taken a series of steps in the months since the video surfaced to change his behavior moving forward, which included meeting with officials from Black organizations and checking himself into a 30-day rehab program in California.

As to whether or not fans angered by his actions would accept his apology, Wallen said, “I’m not ever going to make everyone happy.”“I can only come tell my truth,” he added, “and that’s all I know to do.” Read more: HuffPost »

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This guy's as stupid as his haircut🙄 Did the haircut give him away? Morgan Wallen - just another guy with little self-control and not a lot of smarts. When a person shows you who they are, believe them. He has thought there was anything wrong in using that language, which rock has he been living under? I would suggest he is racist & uses that word regularly to describe & talk to others. He is just sorry now it gone public.

But it’s ok for black people to use the word. Everyone needs to move on. I heard TX governor is going to hold a special session to shift funds from the power grids to build a thousand memorials to him and require schools to teach how great of a person he is! You Know..Most racist regret using the term, but not over,over,over again,so it was not playful?Even while drunk is no excuse, like others that apologize they will do it again bc this is who they are,DJT used the N word & other racist words on a regular basis said Micheal Cohen.

Lol!! Well start thinking fast or shut up! There’s nothing ‘playful’ about using a racial slur. If you have nothing good to say, don’t say anything at all. Wouldn’t ‘meeting with Black organizations’ have discussed if there is a racial issue in country music? Is there a issue? I don’t listen to music so I don’t pay attention to music industry.

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Everyone deserves forgiveness in this instance. He has made himself a. Better person. We learn from our mistakes.🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻👊🏻👊🏻👍🏻 Playful to who?! Try again. I have no idea who that is but thank you for giving your readers a chance to pile on him. For justice! SAY WHAT!!! Y’all clearly haven’t been around *stupid* young white boys very much because this is normal behavior for them. They call each other that word, which I agree is WRONG, but to them it’s harmless when it’s used among their own group. Still wrong, but he’s not the devil or a racist.

He's in with the 'I was drinking' excuse..... I was going to burn a cross but I thought this was more playful Who? And/or who gives a f MorganWallen can go straight to h*ll. Apology not accepted. You’re just sorry you got caught. - Signed African Americans Uhhhhhhhhh, perhaps bc HE is racist?

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Regret and stupidity is not a credible defense 'Playful' while in a drunken rage?' He obviously think we are stupid. Unacceptable! Did he mean that haircut and mustache to be playful as well? It's...a slur. How can a slur ever be ...'playful'...? N word as playful as a southern white boy country singer would

thanks This mofo again? His mother also meant his face to be playful. It's not.

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