So, Nash Grier got called out for his homophobic Vine post several months back (see my post here). Now, apparently, the kid has a movie deal on the table (read more here), but the studio is extremely concerned regarding his history of homophobic slurs; therefore, he is on a PR bender to help clear his name. Nash Grier has just published a letter in the Huffington Post Gay Voices column (which you can read here) that is nearly one of the most insulting things I have ever read that tried to play itself off as serious.
The simple truth of the matter is that Nash Grier is an evil person. There is a difference between an apology and being truly repentant at heart. If you truly wish to repent for your sins, you don’t harp on your accomplishments and toss even a portion of the blame off on others.
In the article, Nash Grier fully admits the faults of his past have hurt his bottom line today…this is where his apology comes from, not from being truly sorry for what harm he has done.
When this young man comes forward with a truly repentant heart, then we can open up a dialogue
Repentance is admitting fault and moving forward, not making excuses and blaming others for stirring up old flames. Admit it and suffer the consequences of your actions if this is really something that bothers you so bad. Man up and accept your blame without tossing off the problem that someone else re-posted something old.
I posted these thoughts on the NOH8 Campain’s Facebook page (see the post and comments here), and received the following reply from a user:
Read it again. He apologised sincerely from himself as well as for the repost. He has accepted it. You should to and move the fuck on. (sic)
My response to that is that I have read it three times now. I am not stupid. I am capable of formulating an adult reaction based on his words. He took ample time to avert the blame to others for bringing up a video he removed. Again, the line between repentance and apology is thin and in Nash Grier’s case….he is attention seeking and pandering for acceptance from the GLBT audience rather than issuing words that are truly apologetic and remorseful.
BTW, I will “move the fuck on” when I no longer live in America and have Freedom of Expression under the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, which grants us the opportunity to say whatever we so chose, but does not defend us from the repercussions of our words. In Nash’s case, he has not done enough to even have gained an appreciation for his work.
Nash Grier is just a punk kid who is seeking to pander to a demographic and needs to grow up. A real man repents a child apologies.
You, Nash Grier, are the only one to blame. Accept that, then come to the table and talk.