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Nash Grier Apologizes for Vine Video with Homophobic Slur

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Nash Grier, a 16-year old Charlotte resident, has come under fire for a post earlier this year in which he utters a defamatory slur aimed at gay people. Grier has nearly nine million followers on Vine, the most of any user to date.

The video starts off with a PSA-style commercial addressing the fact that HIV is not just a gay issue. Near the end of the video, Grier screams “Yes it is,” and yells the slur.

My FOX Carolinas talked to Chad Grier, Nash Grier’s father. Chad said Nash posted the video 1 ½ years ago. When Chad saw it, he made his son delete it.

The post was brought back into the limelight by Tyer Oakley, another Vine super user.

Chad Grier says his son is very sorry for what he said, and knows it was ignorant.

According to TMZ, Grier has apologized via Twitter.


“I was young, ignorant, stupid and in a bad place,” he said. “I’ve moved on and learned from my mistakes and I am so truly sorry to anyone I have offended."



Chad Grier says his son now wants to warn his followers to think hard before they post something online, even if it seems funny in the moment. He’s learned that even when you delete something, it never goes away, and something negative could end up following you for the rest of your life.

Chad says his son Nash is in Los Angeles right now. He’s taking acting lessons, and already has a movie contract.


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