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Cory Wharton is apologizing after catching a lot of heat for saying on Instagram live that he does not know what it’s like to be black, because he’s biracial.
“I don’t know what it’s like to be black, I will never say I know what it’s like to be black, because I am biracial, I am mixed, I am white and I am black.” Said Wharton on Friday.
This was all in response to The Black Live Matters movement, and the protests going on across the country due to the death of George Floyd while in police custody.
Since Cory’s Instagram Live, many people haven’t been too happy with The Challenge Star saying they were shocked those words came out of his mouth.
On Saturday, Wharton took to Instagram Live to issue an apology not only to his fans, but to Teen Mom Star, and mother to his daughter Ryder, Cheyenne Floyd –
“I just wanted to hop on here and apologize, I know people’s opinion and what not, they’ve already formed and that’s fine. I own up to what I said. What I said was not right.”
Credit: Cory Wharton’s Instagram
On Monday he issued another apology via an Instagram post saying in part, “I feel like I let the black community down. This is a lesson that I needed In order to see that education is key.” Wharton said.
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