A NASCAR driver's apology for using the N-word was accepted by white people on Twitter even though the black community appeared to be wary.
NASCAR driver Kyle Larson posted a video apologizing on Monday after he was caught on video using the racial slur.
"Hey, I just wanted to say I'm sorry," Larson told his fans. "I understand the damage is probably unrepairable and I own up to that. But I just want to let you all know how sorry I am."
A number of white fans on Twitter responded by forgiving the driver.
Read some of the tweets below.
@KyleLarsonRacin People gonna say it’s weak for their 5 min of twitter fame. You made a mistake anyone else could’ve made.— Salvador Zavala889 🗿 (@Salvador Zavala889 🗿)1586794622.0
@KyleLarsonRacin Pretty damn good apology if you ask me— JJ (@JJ)1586794531.0
@KyleLarsonRacin Thank you for owning up to it https://t.co/hKU2bGukBQ least you can say you didn’t hide from your actions.— Logan (@Logan)1586794483.0
@KyleLarsonRacin Huge mistake, but you owned up to it. Now let time do it’s thing.— NASCAR_Wonka (@NASCAR_Wonka)1586795167.0
@KyleLarsonRacin People are way to sensitive, if you weren’t a famous driver no one would bat an eye at what you sa… https://t.co/LeOOd8f54P— Ryan Heuser (@Ryan Heuser)1586794756.0
@KyleLarsonRacin I forgive you Larson, everyone deserves a second chance.— CorvetteRacing48🎄☃️ (@CorvetteRacing48🎄☃️)1586795491.0
@KyleLarsonRacin We all make mistakes.— Kyuss Smith (@Kyuss Smith)1586794575.0
@KyleLarsonRacin Look at his eyes and proper apology. He is honestly sorry. Be kind and accept it.— Dawn Lightsey (@Dawn Lightsey)1586795427.0
@KyleLarsonRacin Keep your head up Kyle!— Stephanie Odom (@Stephanie Odom)1586798411.0
@KyleLarsonRacin ok you made a mistake, don't we all sometimes say things in everyday life that are not correct? It… https://t.co/Pj0RPpsexL— Heike 🎄🎅🕯 (@Heike 🎄🎅🕯)1586797015.0
@KyleLarsonRacin Hang in there kyle. 😕🙁— Vicki VanderHorn (@Vicki VanderHorn)1586798350.0
@KyleLarsonRacin Stay strong ❤️— Dana Allen (@Dana Allen)1586799724.0
@KyleLarsonRacin It takes a man to own his mistakes with NO EXCUSES, and we all appreciate that! Hopefully everyone… https://t.co/GrJI5jUn0n— Ricky Hardin (@Ricky Hardin)1586797510.0
@DunkJr69K @KyleLarsonRacin You’re white. It’s not your place to accept the ‘apology’— Melissa🌸 was bjootwt (@Melissa🌸 was bjootwt)1586796605.0
@KyleLarsonRacin It’s all politically correct bullshit. Everyone knows that was not said derogatory or racist in… https://t.co/ARGTAF91h3— Brian Holman (@Brian Holman)1586796772.0
@KyleLarsonRacin I wish I was as perfect as some of you commenting on Larson’s aplology🙄— Jennnnn (@Jennnnn)1586797111.0
@KyleLarsonRacin You'll be ok Kyle. Give it some time. Good Luck!— Dave Walker (@Dave Walker)1586797624.0
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