Bachelorette star Hannah Brown has come under fire for using a racial slur on an Instagram Live video. 

Hannah was the star of season 15 of The Bachelorette and previously placed in the top seven of season 23 of The Bachelor, though you may also recognize her from her stint on Dancing With the Stars.

The former Miss Alabama shocked fans when she recorded herself using the n-word. Some fans are quick to dismiss her apology while others say they are not surprised.

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What did Hannah Brown say on the Instagram Live?

In the Instagram Live Hannah Brown is seen singing along to the hit song ‘Rockstar’ by DaBaby. The video takes a turn when Hannah sings the racial slur included in the song, and fans were quick to alert her.

In a following video after the incident was brought light, Hannah responded saying:

“I did? I’m so sorry… I was singing a song, I’m so sorry.”

She later added: “I don’t think I said that word, but now I’m like… Oh god. I’ve never used that word. I’ve never called anybody that… You can think I’m something that I’m not, but I’m not that.”

How did Hannah Brown apologize?

Hannah uploaded an apology onto her Instagram Story on May 17th saying: “I owe you all a major apology. There is no excuse and I will not justify what I said.”

“I have read your messages and seen the hurt I have caused. I own it all. I am terribly sorry and know that whether in public or private, this language is unacceptable. I promise to do better.”

Have fans accepted Hannah Brown’s apology?

Many fans have tweeted their disappointment in Hannah while other users appeared to expect the scandal with one user tweeting: “Hannah Brown said the n-word and people are surprised????”

Former Bachelor contestant Bekah Martinez criticized Hannah, posting on her own Instagram Story: “How are people still gonna defend celebs with access to sooo much privilege, knowledge and education saying the n-word.”

Bekah called out the fact that Hannah had “the wherewithal to skip over the f-word lyric first” and stated that “we’ve got to hold people accountable”.

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