Kian Lawley

Youtube star Kian Lawley was fired from the production of a film based on the Black Lives Matter movement in America, 20th Century Fox announced on Tuesday.

Lawley was fired after a video surfaced that showed him uttering offensive language.

The studio issued a statement which read,

“Due to the controversy surrounding his past comments and behavior, Kian Lawley will no longer appear in 'The Hate U Give.' The studio plans to recast the role of Chris and reshoot scenes as needed.”

The Hate U Give is based on a novel by Angie Thomas about a fictional police shooting of an unarmed black male. The movie follows a young woman who witnessed the shooting and is later forced to testify in court.

Lawley apologized in a video uploaded to his Twitter page on Sunday.

He later released a letter which reads in part:

"Words have power and can do damage. I own mine and I am sorry.

"I respect Fox’s decision to recast this role for 'The Hate U Give' as it is an important story, and it would not be appropriate for me to be involved considering the actions of my past. I understand the impact and I have grown and learned since then. From now on I plan to use my voice for positive change."

  • missarewa

    internet age. every bad thing you do can and will be used against you now or in the future. these days I watch what I say even on group chats, better safe than sorry

  • Diva_woman

    I swear you could just make a template at this point. I hate to say all white people are racist but boy do they make it hard to not think it.

  • Yoni7

    I'm going to pick that book up TODAY! The library called me and said it was in. Heard it was a good read.

  • iWasteTime

    Thank you Sandra for not taking that right wing bait.
    ... or did I just put you on ..

  • datATLboi

    .....Don't say you're sorry if you really ain't!!!!

  • shun king

    its not all white people its more like all these races agree to not like blacks

  • RaginB

    People sure do switch up when they get caught.
    “Actions of my past” thought it then,you think it now?

  • Marlika

    Phuck this zesty pimple face ass cracker. I had to curse one of this morning on FB. I usually ignore them but not today. They feel they can comment and say shit to you with any repercussions. Then when you strike back they play victim. It’s the same ol story with YT. ????

  • klwbaby

    I thought this was an Unclockable post....

  • mona q

    It's so true.

  • ?Sugar&Spice?

    twitter still has him as verified. shame.

  • shun king

    i notice alot of black folks like to cozy up to these Asian/whites and Hispanic/whites i hope you know these folks look down on black just as bad if not worse than white folks but blacks get next to these people and try to act like they doing something cause they get to hang with an"almost white breed"

  • CrunchyBlack1

    black folk will never learn. ehh well!

  • Malcom Flex

    Thats what happens when 'we' coon and give anybody seats at our tables!!

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  • Cannelle

    Not all white people just like not all Asians and Latinos. But a big enough amount in each group to know that anti blackness is not a bug, but a feature.!

  • the guest

    The n-word is the least offensive of the video. He's engaged in a vile group mockery and stereotyping of black people. The video is more than racist, it's anti-black.

    He says "We are live n-words (white friends giggling and laughing in background) eating kool-aid and kentucky fried chicken". They all fall out laughing.

    Knowing that he engages in anti-black humor in his private life, why would he accept a role in a black lives matter movie?

  • the guest

    Duplicity is one of the most frightening human behaviors on this planet. How people can wear two faces is a scary thing. Anti-black jokes on one face, starring in a black lives matter movie on another face. And if this video never came out, no one would ever know.

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  • Ebony N’ Sweet

    There's alot of racists on Youtube......

  • SandraRose

    I don't understand what you mean.

  • Monday

    The same racists youtubers uses the same sentenses.

    Grown from it
    Use voice for positive change....


  • Monday

    Youtube demonetize smaller channels for talking about God but theses racists get sponsors and favorites from all over

  • hottlanta

    still looking for that 1 black friend to come to his defense and say he isn't racist.

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  • Chuck

    Well, wtf did he say? Post the phucking link, bih!

  • AnotherBlackGirl

    He got what he deserved.His career most likely is finished. I don't feel sorry for him. Its obvious that he hates Black people. Hulk Hogan was heard using the N-word recently too.I wonder what will happen to him. White folks are really showing out.

  • sunni_daze

    Hmmm. I can't and won't feel bad for him. And f his apology

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  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    He may not see himself as racist. He may have thought it was private time with his friends, just clowning around.
    I am not making excuses for anyone's bad behavior, but I know I said very offensive statements in my early 20s.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Sandra, where is the link to his video being ra/cist?

  • Toni ToniToni

    LMAO. Right. Im like where is the damn video?

  • AnotherBlackGirl

    He made derogatory comments about Black people drinking purple Kool-aid.He also dropped the N-word several times. It is clear that he is nothing but pure trash and hes extremely anti-Black.

  • SandraRose

    He deleted that video. Do a search on Youtube for Kian Lawley.

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  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Good riddance

  • the guest

    There's offensive, then there is conscious bigotry. This kid is intentionally, viciously, blatantly anti-black on that video. He knew what he was doing and was wicked in his laughter.

    I was surprised because these hipster white kids these days typically don't engage in outright KKK "kool aid and friend chicken" stereotyping of black people. I mean that is so old and tired.

    Especially when most black people don't drink kool aid as poor whites do. And most black people eat fried chicken every now and then, far less than white southerners who inhale friend chicken and sugary sweet tea like air.

    Ironic that the intelligent articulate published black woman author whose book is being made into a black lives matter movie certainly wasn't drinking kool aid and eating kfc when she hired him for his first movie role.

  • Trace da Ace

    Im wondering what he quotes Sandra??? Im super lazy and dont feel like a sista out.

  • Keepin’IT100

    Social media is the devil!! It can put all your personal business on blast

  • YellowSauce

    I do believe in different types of lies ... like if you ate someones cake in the fridge and lie about it at first ( but of course later confessed ) as opposed to being racist and being SO THIRSTY for fame that you need an acting part in a BLACK LIVES MATTER movie .... not sure about you but to me there is a difference ... People do bad things but it takes a special kind of person to be evil ... He KNEW he was taped saying those things ....

  • Chuck

    ?.. like phuck

  • Chuck

    Thanks.. sounds like he has self-hatred and is acting it out. Poor guy