- “The Good Place” producer Megan Amram apologised for past offensive tweets that have recently resurfaced.
- Amram tweeted: “Today was the day Donald trump finally became president” on June 13, which led to a Twitter user posting screenshots of her old tweets from 2012 and 2013.
- One of her tweets read: “It’s not politically correct to say ‘retarded’ anymore, you have to call them Asian-Americans.”
- On Wednesday, Amram released a statement reading: “I am deeply embarrassed and more apologetic than you can ever know.”
- Amram wrote: “I have spent the last decade attempting to unlearn the complicit racism I participate in as a white person and becoming the vocally supportive ally I think I am now.”
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“The Good Place” producer and cowriter Megan Amram has released an apology statement after a series of old, offensive tweets resurfaced.
Her statement, which she posted on Twitter on Wednesday, read: “I would like to address some tweets from over the past decade that have been circulating recently. I fear this will not convey everything that I want it to, but I am speaking from the heart and trying my best to communicate my sincere regret. I am deeply embarrassed and more apologetic than you can ever know.”
On June 13, Amram tweeted:“Today was the day Donald trump finally became president.” This led to Twitter user @YouSaidWhaaattt, whose bio reads “Calling racists out for saying racist things,” to reply to Amram with screenshots of her old tweets dating back to 2012 and 2013.
One of the tweets read: “If I had a time machine, I’d go back in time and kill Hitler and all of the jews and gypsies and gay people.” Another read: “It’s not politically correct to say ‘retarded’ anymore, you have to call them Asian-Americans.”
Amram, who also produced “Silicon Valley” and served as a writer on “Parks and Recreation,” apologised specifically to the Asian-American community for her comments.
“My instinct is to share the varying degrees of explanation for every tweet that has offended, but I know full well there are no excuses. I will be sorry for as long as I live that I have hurt even one person, and I very much understand why my words have hurt many more. Also, I specifically would like to apologise to the Asian American community, who I have hurt most with my tweets. I very much understand why you are hurt.”
Amram also said that as her “platform grew,” she learned more about different people’s voices and the power and importance of diversity.
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— Megan Amram (@meganamram) June 18, 2020
“My platform and jobs are meaningful tools to foster diverse writers, combat workplace discrimination, educate myself, donate and to consciously and vocally support BIPOC, LGBTQ people and more. Every day I go into my jobs, my life and my friendships trying to promote those ideals. I have been doing this work on myself and for others for years and can only promise that I will continue to do so, both publicly and privately. This is not lip service, it is something very important to the core of what I am trying to do with my life.”
The “An Emmy for Megan” creator and star said that she wishes she could take back her tweets as they have been “weighing heavily” on her heart. Amram wrote: “I have spent the last decade attempting to unlearn the complicit racism I participate in as a white person and becoming the vocally supportive ally I think I am now.
“I have been silent on this in the hopes that my current actions would speak louder than my past words, and that was my mistake, but I would like to make it very clear now how deeply sorry I am. I’m not posting the tweets here since I do not want to hurt people again with those words. But I want to be very clear: I am sorry. I mean it and I will prove that every day for the rest of my life.”