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Oliver Peck Exits 'Ink Master' Amid Blackface Photo Backlash

Oliver Peck Exits 'Ink Master' Amid Blackface Photo Backlash

Oliver Peck is out at Ink Master.

The master judge, who faced major backlash after old photos surfaced of him wearing blackface resurfaced, revealed he’s leaving the show on Tuesday (January 7).

“After filming 13 great seasons of Ink Master, the producers and I have decided it’s best to part ways. The offensive photos of me which recently surfaced from many years ago can only be a distraction to the amazing show I have loved being a part of and its many talented artists. I want to thank the show’s cast, crew, contestants and awesome fans. It’s been a blast and an honor and I wish my friends and colleagues the very best in whatever the future holds,” he said in a statement.

“I want to profusely apologize for my completely inappropriate, insensitive, and immature behavior. I hope that I’ve matured a great deal since then and I’m deeply sorry for everyone I’ve offended,” he previously said on his Instagram.

“We, like many others, were appalled when we saw the photos of Oliver. We were glad to see his apology and accept that he is taking full responsibility for the damaging impact of his actions,” Paramount Network added in their own statement.

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