The man who filmed himself taunting a young Hasidic boy over his haircut has issued a video apology.
Quai James’ apology came a few days after the original video went viral, with the original clip viewed over 1 million times and copies of it seen at least a million more.
“I recently posted a online a video of me coming at a little kid in regards to his haircut. I just want to sincerely apologize to that young boy and his family. I never meant for anybody to get hurt. It was just a joke. I’m truly sorry,” James stated in Tuesday’s Twitter video.
“I don’t want this to be a race thing. I have nothing against Jewish people. I have friends that are Jewish. My babysitter growing up was Jewish,” he continued.
Good afternoon to everyone watching .. I’m truly sorry for my actions .. @FonrougeGab pic.twitter.com/HaO4cwGaWN— Quai James (@quaijames) May 8, 2018
The 13-second video, which was posted on Saturday, showed James coming across a toddler in the street, looking sad and wearing a kippah, long sidelocks and a shaved head.
“I’d be crying if I looked like that too bro,” the man said. “That’s f—-ed up what they be doing to y’all.”
“You probably had the full wash and set - they should be fired if they ain’t cut your sh—,” he added. “F—- it though bro, it’s your life.”
The original video was posted on Twitter. After that was deleted, a copy was posted on Facebook.
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