Gabbie Hanna APOLOGIZES For Tasteless Tweet (Memes About Pedophilia)
"i’ve deleted it bc as a 28 year old woman, it no longer represents what i find entertaining. sorry to anyone who was hurt by this [...]" Gabbie tweets.
30 December 2019 by Fachana Techamaneewat
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On December 30, Gabbie Hanna spoke up about a tasteless tweet she made back in 2011, and apologized to "anyone who was hurt by this". Fans, however, weren't happy with her wording and brought up other tasteless tweets that they think she should also delete.
First of all, check out Gabbie's tweet below:
I "in 2011 i tweeted a meme i saw (surprise: i steal jokes) bc at the age of 20 i thought it was funny. i’ve deleted it bc as a 28 year old woman, it no longer represents what i find entertaining. sorry to anyone who was hurt by this, i think it’s gross, too."
Attached is a screenshot of Gabbie's old tweet made back on February 17, 2011, which says:
I "A new study just uncovered that the number one cause of pedophilia is sexy children."
However, there are mixed responses to Gabbie's apology. There are those who had problems with the way Gabbie worded her "apology".
I “Sorry to anyone hurt by this” it should be worded “I’m sorry that I hurt people and I will show improvement now and in the future” it isn’t their fault they got hurt by something you posted even if you’ve changed."
Others also thought that deleting one tweet wasn't good enough, and demanded that she deleted the other questionable tweets she made between 2011-2012.
These are the tweets they are referring to:
I "Wouldn't it be awesome if two pedophiles pretended to be 13 year old kids online and met each other instead?" - Gabbie on August 15, 2011
I "When a senior in high school hits on you and he's so hot you actually wanna say hell yeah <<< #pedophilia #cougar" - Gabbie on March 8, 2012
I "When the person you're with/dating/hooking up with is so immature you feel like a pedophile <<<" - Gabbie on September 10, 2012
However, others defended Gabbie, saying that "humour was so different" back then, and that shock value was often used in the past.
They also highlighted how Gabbie had "evolved" since then, and that she no longer find these types of jokes funny. These fans praised her for owning up to her mistakes, and for apologizing.
I "humor was so different 9 years ago (most of it, including the above) wasn't even funny. my humor was darker and inappropriate 9 years ago, too. the important thing is we evolve and mature into people who acknowledge their past to make a better present and future."
On the other hand, some pointed out that she was already 20 years old at that time and should've known better. They stated that they were also around the same age as Gabbie in 2011, and didn't find those jokes "funny" at the time.
I "this is a terrible excuse. i was in my mid 20s in 2011 and that sh*t wasn’t considered funny then. come on. i’m not saying people aren’t allowed to evolve past their old sh*tty (stolen) jokes, but one should actually *evolve* over that time period."
Finally, there are those who slammed others for digging up the past just to find "tea". They argue that it's more important to focus on how people act now, instead of how they acted in the past.
I "Are people really going that far back on your timeline to find tea...?"
I "Praise people for changed behaviour. Unless there are current tweets.. it’s irrelevant."
Fachana Techamaneewat is a news writer at Exclusive Hollywood and is responsible for researching and writing news articles while providing story updates wherever necessary.
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