Friday, May 11, 2018

Man Apologizes for Viral Video Mocking Hasidic Boy

The man behind a disturbing video in which a young boy is harassed on a Brooklyn street is apologizing after the footage went viral.

In the video, a young Hasidic Jewish boy is mocked by a man with a cellphone.

The video, posted last weekend, generated over a million views across social media, as well as outrage. The man who posted it is identified as Quaishawn James. After his post struck a nerve on, he came forward and issued an apology.

The original video posted by James was reported and has since been deleted from several social media platforms.

Initially, Facebook reportedly did not delete it, citing that it didn’t violate any of its terms. After receiving an onslaught of complaints, Facebook deleted it Monday morning.

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