Mike Epps Comedian apologizes for recent racist comment

The comic actor claims his Instgram post was misinterpreted to look offensive but says he's sorry.

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Mike Epps says his Martin Luther King memorial tweet was taken out of contex but apologizes to all it hurt play

Mike Epps says his Martin Luther King memorial tweet was taken out of contex but apologizes to all it hurt

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Mike Epps posted a picture showing a black man whipping three white men in a coton plantation. Martin Luther King Jr. smiles from above play

Mike Epps posted a picture showing a black man whipping three white men in a coton plantation. Martin Luther King Jr. smiles from above

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Mike Epps came under fire after he posted a "racist photo" online. Now he says people took his post out of context and couldn't find the joke in what he meant.

The comedian posted a photo depicting three white men picking cotton while a black man whips them with a switch while Martin Luther King Jr. watched from the sky smiling.

The actor captioned the photo: 'I am so proud of you bro! Lol.'

His post caused a roar on social media with fans slamming him for promoting 'racism'.

But in a phone call with TMZ, Saturday January 24, Epps said the whole situation is a misunderstanding and it all started with an email from his nephews.

He said, 'I was just cracking a joke. I’m a comedian man. I thought it was funny….I didn’t mean no harm. If I offended anybody, I apologize.'

Looks like celebrities need to watch everything they put out on social media


 

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