Pirate cornerback Carlton Davis (Carlton Davis) apologized on Sunday night about two hours after making anti-Asian comments on Twitter. David Davis wrote “Never Fart in Miami” at 6:42 pm EST, and then deleted the post shortly afterwards, but the screenshot was captured.
Davis issued an apology at 9:01 p.m. Eastern Time and explained that he didn’t know it was an anti-Asian insult, but thought it meant that someone was a “lamb”. The 24-year-old also tweeted that he thought it was a word used in South Florida and that he would delete the word from his vocabulary.
Davis attended high school in Miami and added that he never intends to hurt anyone when violence and racism against Asians are rampant.
He said in a tweet: “I once used a word referring to where I came from, always “lam”
After Davis gave his speech, the Asian American Journalists Association Sports Working Group issued a response, calling the term “hateful slander” and acknowledging Davis’s apology.
The statement said: “Earlier today, Carlton Davis of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers posted a tweet that included a derogatory term that was used to refer to Asians in the early 1900s. “The Sports Working Group of the Asian American Journalists Association was disappointed by his views, especially at a time when Asian American anti-Asian hatred increased sharply and led to harassment and attacks… We also acknowledge Davis’s actions. For. I apologize and look forward to seeing how he will help the affected communities.”
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