‘Dance Mothers’ Alum Maddie Ziegler, 17, Apologizes For ‘Racially Insensitive’ Movies: I’m ‘Ashamed’


Maddie Ziegler has apologized for previous ‘ignorant and racially insensitive’ feedback made in movies when she was 9 years previous.

Former Dance Mothers star Maddie Ziegler has issued an apology on Twitter after movies resurfaced of her making, what she described as, “ignorant and racially insensitive” feedback. The 17-year-old actress {and professional} dancer issued a prolonged assertion on August 4, writing, “There are a couple of movies a few of you might have seen from once I was about 9 years previous the place I believed it was humorous to mock individuals and accents,” she started. “I’m truthfully ashamed, and I’m really sorry for my actions. The selections I made then are completely not choices I might make in the present day.”

The previous actuality star, who first appeared on nationwide TV screens when she was lower than 10 years previous, defined that “rising up within the public eye has its challenges.” She added, “What I believed was foolish humor once I was youthful I do know was really ignorant and racially insensitive. We now have all made errors in our lives and as we develop up we educate ourselves and be taught to be higher individuals. I hope you'll forgive me and likewise hope you notice I've in reality grown up and would by no means act this fashion now.”


{The teenager}, who has gained a brand new legion of Gen Z followers since departing Dance Mothers, requested her followers to steer with positivity as an alternative of hate. “I do know a few of you're damage and should not settle for my apology, however I need to ask all of you to please be type to one another on socials. There is no such thing as a must assault one another or attempt to defend me. I don’t need anybody to really feel bullied and suppose we will all be taught from my errors and unfold love throughout these instances once we want it most.”

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Maddie Ziegler has apologized for previous racially insensitive movies. Picture: SplashNews

Maddie, who has continuously collaborated with pop songstress Sia, made a brand new hit together with her whereas in quarantine. The “Chandelier” singer, 44 debuted the tune “Joe Unique,” a rap concerning the Tiger King star, on April 25. All through the video, Maddie and Sia wore animal print, crop tops, and sun shades, mimicking a few of the outfits seen on the favored Netflix documentary collection. The tune, co-written by Maddie and make-up artist Tonya Brewer, featured a slew of references to the present.

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