TNT Academy founder, Nancy Gordeuk, is now apologizing for her racist remarks during her school’s graduation ceremony on Friday (May 8).
Well, she’s sort of apologizing.
Nancy told CBS 46:
I apologize to everyone in attendance there.
The statement was not made as a racist remark.
My concern was this student trying to say his speech. When I looked over all I saw were black people moving.
Like I said, ‘The devil was in the house.’
In the video, which has now gone viral on social media, Nancy becomes extremely agitated when people began leaving the graduation while the valedictorian was trying to give his speech.
She scolded the crowd by saying, “You people are being so rude for not listening to this speech!” (You people, eh?)
Nancy Gordeuk continued, “It was my fault that we missed it in the program,” and added, “Look who’s leaving…all of the black people!”
Her offensive words sparked an immediate uproar inside the church were the ceremony was taking place and it was all caught on video.
In a lengthy statement released to news outlets, Nancy shifted the blame for her offensive remarks on those who were allegedly causing a disturbance during the graduation ceremony, but threw in an apology for good measure.