Viewers tuning in to Sunday night time’s episode of “American Idol” might discover that fan-favorite singer Caleb Kennedy is lacking from the show.
What occurred? Why is he gone? Did he stop?
On Wednesday, May 12, a video surfaced on-line that confirmed a 12-year-old Kennedy sitting subsequent to somebody sporting what seemed to be a KKK hood. One day later, Kennedy confirmed he would not be competing on “Idol”, and apologized for his actions.
Kennedy Apologizes on Instagram
On Instagram, Caleb Kennedy wrote, “Hey y’all, that is gonna be a little bit of a shock however I’m not gonna be on ‘American Idol,'”he wrote. “There was a video that surfaced on the web and it displayed actions that weren’t meant to be taken in that method. I used to be youthful and didn’t take into consideration the actions, however that is not an excuse. I wanna ask for forgiveness to all my followers and everybody who I’ve let down. I’ll be taking just a little day off social media to higher myself, however saying that, I do know this has harm and disillusioned lots of people and made folks lose respect for me. I’m so sorry! I pray that I can in the future regain your belief in who I’m and have your respect! Thank you for supporting me.”
The video, which will be seen beneath, was uploaded to Snapchat.
THIS SHOULD’VE STAYED IN YOUR DRAFTS: American Idol contestant Caleb Kennedy allegedly seen in a resurfaced with somebody sporting a KKK hood. Caleb is allegedly blocking anybody who mentions the video, based on a number of stories. pic.twitter.com/9OKHmvOCEB
— Def Noodles (@defnoodles) May 12, 2021
Caleb’s Mother Weighs In
In an interview with the Spartanburg Herald-Journal, Kennedy’s mom, Anita Guy, stated that there’s “not a racist bone in [Caleb’s] physique.”
She stated, “This video was taken after Caleb had watched the film ‘The Strangers: Prey at Night’, and so they have been imitating these characters. He loves everybody and has buddies of all races.”
Only One Singer Will be Voted Off on Sunday
Since the Top 5 grew to become a Top 4, solely three folks will probably be advancing to subsequent week’s episode.
Kennedy is simply 16, which means he barely obtained previous the age 15 minimal requirement to compete on the show. He hails from Roebuck, South Carolina, and has been labeled a rustic artist.
According to Screen Rant, Kennedy has already been signed to CK information.
“American Idol” airs on Sundays at 5 p.m. Pacific Time, 8 p.m. Eastern Time.
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