Here it is:
Their response to valid criticism to their offensive actions was to — wait for it — be even more offensive. Brilliant.
Obviously, most of the Internet called their behavior out for what it was: disgusting and racist.
Applegarth has since gone off the Internet grid, making her Instagram account private. Before going media dark, though, she offered this “apology”:
“Disclaimer — I had no ‘racist’ or malicious intent by the photos I just uploaded. We were praising our fav sports stars Serena and Venus Williams. Did not mean to offend.”
Ohhhhhhhh. We get it. They were "praising" Serena and Venus Williams. By being racist.
Applegarth’s “apology” is almost as bad as wearing blackface in the first place. She’s not apologizing for her racist actions; she’s telling people they’re wrong for calling her racist.
A real class act, that Sophie Applegarth.
If only there was a way to show appreciation for black athletes without being racist...
There are. There are a lot of ways to do that, actually. Apparently, it wasn’t worth the effort to Applegarth to think of any of them.
OK. One more time for the people in the back: Do. Not. Wear. Blackface.
It is never funny, and it is never OK.
Let’s hope 2018 brings an end to these kinds of discussions for good.