As a general rule of thumb, you don’t get to use the “I was young, stupid and in a bad place” defense if you are still currently young, stupid and in a bad place.
But that’s the route that social media disaster Nash Grier took when he “apologized” for the video clip that recently surfaced of him screaming ever so charmingly that HIV is for FAGS.
If you missed it, here it is again:
Call me and people like me, ‘fag’ all you want, but spreading false information about deadly diseases is next level. https://t.co/W6X9MUrgUK
— Tyler Oakley (@tyleroakley) July 6, 2014
Well now, the little turd has taken to the sincerest of apology forums — Twitter, naturally — to issue his repentance. Except that it’s the most half-assed, meaningless apology ever crafted. Take a look:
— Nash Grier (@Nashgrier) July 6, 2014
On one hand, who cares? In five years nobody will remember the name “Nash Grier,” so why bother paying attention at all?
Well because like it or not, millions of young people inexplicably look up to Nash and other pint-sized pimples like him. When you have an audience of nearly 9 million impressionable minds, you’ve officially given up your right to avoid public scrutiny.
Nash is a child, and youth begets mistakes. But it’ll take more than a sloppy screen-grab to make up for his supremely crummy attitude.
After all, this wasn’t exactly the first time he posted something so completely off base.
There was this little gem, retweeted 1,157 times and favorited by 976:
So until Nash inevitably fades into cultural oblivion alongside his merry band of entitled douche-tubers, we will certainly remain close by to call out any bullshit.
Oh, and here’s another featured merch item from Nash’s website, because it’s just too damn funny:
Please hold onto your $40, kids.