Kristen Leanne, an influencer and beauty-brand owner, attended the American Influencer Awards in Hollywood, California, on Monday.
While there, she filmed herself singing a song lyric that contains the n-word while watching Saweetie perform.
Leanne has issued an apology on Instagram and Twitter, though many people think her words are not enough — especially because she’s faced allegations of racism in the past.
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Beauty influencer Kristen Leanne has apologized for singing a song lyric that contains the n-word.
Leanne is popular on Instagram and YouTube, where she creates beauty-related content for more than one million followers combined. She’s also the owner of a hair-color company called Arctic Fox. On Monday, she attended the American Influencer Awards in Hollywood, California, where she filmed herself singing the n-word while watching Saweetie perform.
Now, people are criticizing the YouTuber for her actions, arguing that her apology doesn’t cut it.
Kristen Leanne filmed herself singing along to Saweetie, and later apologized for using the n-word while doing so
Leanne attended the 2019 American Influencer Awards on Monday, where she was nominated for the Product-Review Influencer of the Year category. Though she didn’t win, she did appear on the red carpet, and later filmed herself singing along to “My Type” when rapper Saweetie performed.
Leanne posted the clip on her Instagram story that night, though it disappeared after 24 hours. It has, however, been reposted by critics on Twitter.
For those of you who missed Kristen Leanne ALLEGEDLY singing the n word in her IG stories, as noticed by @PaigeChristieUK, here you go: pic.twitter.com/BUyzMqTzJk
— BeautyBodyPearl (@BeautyBodyPearl) November 20, 2019
Leanne addressed her use of the n-word on Instagram the following day.
“Hey guys, I’m currently at the airport getting to another flight and it’s super, …read more
Source:: Business Insider