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Maddie Ziegler Apologizes For Her Past 'Ignorant' Videos

Maddie Ziegler Apologizes For Her Past 'Ignorant' Videos

Maddie Ziegler admits she’s ashamed of her past videos after they resurfaced on the internet.

The 17-year-old dancer and actress posted her statement on social media, and revealed she is ashamed of the videos she recorded when she was only nine years old.

“There are a few videos some of you have seen from when I was about 9 years old where I thought it was funny to mock people and accents,” Maddie wrote. “I’m honestly ashamed and I’m truly sorry for my actions. The decisions I made then are absolutely not decisions I would make today. What I thought was silly humor when I was younger I know was actually ignorant and racially insensitive. We have all made mistakes in our lives and as we grow up we educate ourselves and learn to be better people.”

“Growing up in the public eye has its challenges and also comes with the responsibility to set a good example which I failed to do in these videos,” she added. “I hope you will forgive me and also hope you realize I have in fact grown up and would never act this way now.”

“I know some of you are hurt and may not accept my apology but I want to ask all of you to please be kind to each other on socials,” she continued. “There is no need to attack each other or try to defend me. I don’t want anyone to feel bullied and think we can all learn from my mistakes and spread love during these times when we need it most.”

In a recent interview, Maddie‘s close friend and collaborator Sia opened up about keeping the star from boarding this man’s private airplane.

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