I didn't think through the reprocessions of such an image and how it would be interpreted or how it could have been hurtful.
Now for me personally, I saw this more so as remnants of slavery persisting among things like consumerism and whatnot. Nothing too indepth but just a general understanding at the time.
In hindsight I should've definitely been more mindful of my platform and how this could've hurt my black brothers and sisters. Anything from the past that provoke reminders of tradegy, hurt, death, etc. is bound to rile up emotions.
I purposefully didn't choose a side or really lay my opinion at the time. I wanted to start a friendly dialogue, whether agreeing or disagreeing in a civil manner. I've read the bulk of responses and left my own apology (although that is not being shared) as well as deleting the original post. I am not above correction and/or being corrected. I am willing to learn to stewart my platform in a manner that is more conducive towards dialogue and less towards disrespect. I ask for your understanding in this and I hope to grow from this as to not make the same mistake again.
I take full responsibility for anyone being offended or offending anyone. It is not my intention and I intend not to make the same mistake again. I emphatically apologize and ask for forgiveness and understanding in this matter.
-Chrispy AKA Kon
If you have any constructive comments or criticism and are genuinely interested in helping me to understand, feel free to reach out to me on Twitter @chrispyakakon