The Brief: Brother Nature tweeted a public apology after offensive Tweets he made when he was younger resurfaced.
The day after these racist, sexist, and anti-semitic Tweets went viral, Brother Nature Tweeted an apology, explaining that he was about 12 years old when he Tweeted those things, that he’s sorry, and that he’s changed.
— Brother Nature (@BrotherNature) October 22, 2018
On Twitter, critics responded to the uncovering of these tweets with outrage, saying that he had milkshake ducked and should be canceled. Others forgave him, emphasizing that he was young and immature when he wrote them.
Unlike some of the botched apology videos in the 2018 Beauty Vlogger Dramageddon, Brother Nature’s apology seemed to be sincere and was generally well-received.
Ultimately, this story is another reminder that everything online is permanent.
Twitter: *Attempts to cancel Brother Nature based on tweets he made in the 6th grade*
— Maranda Berry (@msberry71) October 22, 2018
all the birds after they read Brother Nature’s apology pic.twitter.com/9Rc4vF2rCR
— ur favorite dreadhead (@MalikNumbaOne) October 22, 2018
If you wanna cancel Brother Nature over a tweet from when he was 12 years old – okay, that’s your decision. But if you’re still supporting actual convicted pedophiles like 6ix9ine or notorious rapists like Kodak Black… Your activism is performative and unhelpful.
— Kelly (@kellyblaus) October 22, 2018
“At the end of the day he still my best friend” pic.twitter.com/KhvWGMZA6z
— Myol (@MyolLife) October 22, 2018
Nature breathing again when it found Brother Nature is uncanceled pic.twitter.com/lMtu50iscW
— cassius clay (@lifes_upsandown) October 22, 2018