Halloween celebrations did not go as planned for TV personality Mark Wright, as he faced severe backlash for his choice of outfit.
The soccer pundit then made a public apology on his Instagram story about dressing up as Tekashi 6ix9ine for the festivity.
Wright explained that he wouldn’t have opted for the costume if he had prior knowledge of the rapper’s offenses. His post partly read:
“My apologies for last night’s Halloween picture. I only knew about Tekashi 6ix9ine’s music and not about his offences.”[sic]
Mark Wright As Tekashi 6ix9ine For Halloween
Wright’s costume choice for the festive day of Halloween caused a lot of unpleasant reactions.
According to the Daily Mail, Wright went to Instagram to showcase his look, with a grinning face and the whole 6ix9ine ensemble. He also tagged the rapper in the caption of the post.
After the Instagram post Wright made on Saturday, fans took to the comment section to express their distaste.
The majority were upset that the person Wright dressed up to be was allegedly not a stand-up citizen, therefore the worst choice.
One fan wrote, “Dressing up as someone as disgusting as this guy…deffo calls for an unfollow.” Another wrote, “Why would you dress up as a sex offender?”
Currently, the post has been taken down, but the damage has already been done; fans are disappointed in him.
The Pundit’s Ignorance Of 6ix9ine’s Crimes
It appears that Wright was not aware of 6ix9ine’s criminal offenses, based on his apology on social media.
The rapper, whom Wright dressed up to be, was imprisoned for posting a video of a 13-year-old minor making an open sexual performance at a party.
6ix9ine, who was 18 at the time, reportedly confessed to the child sex crime by pleading guilty and was eventually granted a plea because of his honesty.
This happened back in 2018, of which the video was taken in Harlem. Since then, the rapper has been convicted of various other crimes, including drug trafficking, racketeering, weapons charges, among others.
The “Trollz” Crooner’s Security Team Are in Trouble
In July, a report by The Blast showed the security team of the famous performer had been charged for robbery and impersonation.
The incident occurred in New York, whereby the 5-men-team supposedly imitated a police officer by using sirens and flashing lights to pursue a fan.
Not only did they pursue the fan, but they also robbed him of his phone, claiming the fan took an unwarranted video recording of 6ix9ine.
They were then charged with robbery in the second degree and criminal impersonation in the first degree. This was confirmed in a statement made by the prosecutors in the Manhattan District Attorney’s office.