Catfish star Nev Schulman sparked outrage on Twitter on Tuesday after sharing an offensive joke during BET’s Black Girls Live.
In the since-deleted tweet, Schulman, 31, wrote #BlackGirlsRock I totally agree. They also tend to #Catfish a lot. Just saying.”
Following the backlash, Schulman took to Twitter to apologize, crediting the user who reached out to him to directly address the issue.
Nev Schulman is a self righteous racist and if you accept his apology yr a bigger idiot than he is
FatimaAwil (@MorethanaWish) April 7, 2016
I stopped following Nev Schulman long before Catfish was even show because he retweeted something racist about black people
Tierra Leone (@PaintingDaBlues) April 6, 2016
@NevSchulman There wasn’t a damn thing funny about your tweet.
Kimmie Stewart (@Kaboom_Kimmie) April 6, 2016
Melrose (@MelroseMonroe89) April 6, 2016
Thank you #melaninporn for taking the time to help me understand the issues POC [people of color] deal w/, he noted.
Youre right to be upset & dont have to accept my apology, but I am deeply sorry to those whom I offended and learned a valuable lesson, Schulman continued.
This is not the first time Schulman pissed people off. After condemning physical violence against women on Twitter two years ago, the reality star confirmed a rumor that he had been expelled for punching a woman in college.
In college, I was in a situation where I was forced to defend myself, after being suddenly attacked. Charges were brought, but my case was almost immediately dismissed as this was clearly a case of self-defense. My post was meant to raise awareness and support for everyone affected by the awful abuses of domestic violence, he said.