A former member of a now-defunct Oklahoma State University fraternity apologized on Tuesday, days after a video leaked showing him singing a song with deeply racist undertones.
“I am deeply sorry for what I did Saturday night. It was wrong and reckless,” said Parker Rice in a statement published by the Dallas Morning News. He said he was no longer a student at Oklahoma State.
The family of Levi Pettit, who also participated in the video, also released a statement on Tuesday.
“He made a horrible mistake, and will live with the consequences forever,” they said. Pettit’s family also defended him, saying that although his behavior in the video was “disgusting,” “he is not a racist.”
Oklahoma State shut down Sigma Alpha Epsilon on Monday after several members were caught on video singing a song that included racial slurs. On Tuesday, the university revealed that it had expelled two students who were “leaders” in the chanting.
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Source: Huff Post