American Idol Contestant Caleb Kennedy Controversy About Old Social Media Post, Check It Out

Caleb Kennedy Social Media Controversy

Idol: Caleb Kennedy is quitting the competition because of an unflattering Facebook post he made

After a social media post about his departure from American Idol revealed, Caleb Kennedy has decided to return to Spartanburg, South Carolina.

In the Snapchat photo, Kennedy is seated next to a person who looks to be wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood. They stated the video was taken by his 12-year-old brother, Kennedy.

“I’m sorry to disappoint you, but I won’t be competing on American Idol this season. There was a video that went viral on the internet showing people acting in ways they weren’t supposed to.”

“I was inexperienced and didn’t reflect on my conduct, but that doesn’t absolve me of responsibility.”

“I sincerely apologize to all of my supporters and anyone else I may have disappointed. This has hurt and disappointed a lot of people, and I’m sorry if it’s caused them to lose faith in me.”

“I’ll be taking some time away from social media to work on myself. So very sorry! I hope and pray that I can reclaim your faith in me and earn your esteem someday!”

“Thank you so much for your continued support”, In an Instagram post, Kennedy revealed the news.

 

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For obvious reasons, the Herald-Journal will not post a link to this video because of its age at the time it was shot.

Video has been shared on Twitter, and some viewers have added the word “bow” and music to their own versions of the video.

There were no words or music to be found in the original film, which was examined by the Herald-Journal.

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Audience’s Response To The Post

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Fans of the show reacted negatively to the three-second video on social media, and Kennedy has come under fire for the material.

But Anita Guy, Kennedy’s mother, says the perception is not the meaning behind a little video clip.

Guy added, “I’m disgusted by what’s happening and how Caleb is being depicted online.”

“Following Caleb’s viewing of the film ‘The Strangers: Prey at Night,’ they were emulating the characters from that film when this video was shot.

Even though I know better, it seems like the KKK was involved, even if that was not the case.

It’s safe to say that Caleb doesn’t harbor any racial biases. It doesn’t matter what ethnicity you are, he loves you all.”

The Strangers: Prey at Night” and “V for Vendetta” were popular around the time this video was shot.

Guy recalled that Kennedy loved both films, and that he once went trick-or-treating as the main character in “V for Vendetta” as a seventh-grader.

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The Journey Of American Idol Contestant Caleb Kennedy

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After impressing the Idol judges during his audition with one of his original songs, “Nowhere,” the Dorman sophomore rapidly became a fan favorite on the show.

“You better complete that song “Nowhere,” because that song is going to take you somewhere,” stated Katy Perry during the audition.

Kennedy completed the song and continued to write, perform, and expand his fan base, all at the same time. He’s not only a fantastic country performer; he’s also a songwriter.

Lionel Richie told her, “You are going to goof around here and become a great songwriter.” A part of you has emerged as an artist, and that’s a good thing.

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