According to Vice, a Pinterest account belonging to “Mmmmbop” musician Zac Hanson contained “a trove of pro-gun memes, many of which were racist, transphobic, homophobic, and sexist. Among them was one supporting George Zimmerman in the killing of Trayvon Martin, and another comparing the right to use an AR-15 rifle with Rosa Parks’s right to sit on a bus.”
Hanson confirmed that the account did belong to him. He first tried to explain it away as a joke saying “Maybe it’s in bad taste, a lot of comedy is.”
Now Hanson has issued a more pointed apology. “The leaked Pinterest page provided a distorted view of the issues surrounding race and social justice, which do not reflect my personal beliefs,” he wrote to Vice. “I apologize for the hurt my actions caused.”
Ahhhh. The old: “I’m sorry if you were hurt” AND “It’s just a joke.” Which is not REALLY apologizing AT ALL.
(via Qweerty; Photo: Media Punch)