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Hannah Brown's Apology For Using N-Word Slammed By 'Bachelor' Alum Bekah Martinez

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By Clark Sparky

"Bachelorette" star Hannah Brown had to issue an apology over the weekend after she posted a video of herself using the n-word while rapping along to "Rockstar" by DaBaby. The apology, however, hasn't been well received by some.

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After being called out by fans for saying the word, Brown said in her Story, "I was singing — I'm so sorry." She continued, smiling and laughing: "I did? I'm so sorry. I don't think...Maybe it was Patrick [her brother]. Um, anyway..."

She later issues a more in-depth apology, but it still fell flat from some.

"I owe you all a major apology. There is no excuse, and I will not justify what I said. I have read your messages and seen the hurt that I have caused. I own it all. I am terribly sorry and know that whether in public or private, this language is unacceptable. I promise to do better," Brown said.

Among those who are demanding more from Brown is former "Bachelor" contestant Bekah Martinez.

"You can't say the N-word just because black people say it. Black people reclaimed the use of a word that was used for centuries to oppress and dehumanize them," Martinez wrote in a statement she posted on Instagram. "It's a word that holds so much historical weight that the black community is still healing from and parts of the white community are still weaponizing for dehumanization, particularly in the south. so no, it's not cool to just sing it along the lyrics of a song especially not on your platform with millions of followers?!! It's 2020. at least make a legitimate apology and acknowledge your behavior."

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Rachel Lindsay, who is the only black "Bachelorette" ever, commented on the situation as well.

"You should feel disgusted when you say that word. You should feel uncomfortable. That word has so much weight and history behind it. If you don't know, please do yourself a favor and educate yourself on that word.

"That word was used to make black people feel less than... and every time you use that word and you're not black, you give that word power, and that is why it is wrong. Non-black people should not feel OK about saying the word n-----. It's wrong."

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