Additionally, he referenced Rachel Lindsay‘s perfect take on why the N-word is deeply offensive and how she personally felt hurt by it.
“Rachel hit the nail on the head,” Cameron said on Instagram Stories. “Y’all need to go look at the comments. We have a long ways to go on this issue and a lot to learn. If you find yourself getting defensive, you are part of the problem.”
He added, “This is not about dragging HB. This is about using your platform for reasons like this. So we can educate those who don’t get it. This is bigger than HB. This is a societal problem.”
In Lindsay’s response, she revealed she spoke to Brown directly. She also pointed out how she’s “tired” of having to educate and address these issues.
“I never wanted to speak on this, I never wanted to say anything, I’m honestly tired of feeling like I have to speak because other people won’t… I’m personally offended by what was done…,” the former Bachelorette lead shared. “To start from the beginning, last night when everything popped off.”
“You know, it’s easy to make a statement… It’s easy to hide behind words but when you’re bold enough to say the N-word on camera, on your platform…,” she continued.
Adding, “Let me just say, when you’re bold enough to say the word on your platform, then you need to be bold enough to use your face on camera and apologize the same way you said the word.”