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Sorry! How TikTok’s chef apologizes for trolling black women in the past on Twitter and causing cruel reactions

Chef in Houston Waymond WesleyChef Way moderator on TikTok, has been pulled over by his apron on Twitter for his past tweets insulting Black women.

The chef recently gained attention thanks to a video of him making oxtail pasta that was viewed more than 2.1 million times on Twitter. However, this attention has led to social media users spotting his past problematic tweets, maliciously mocking Black women for sports.

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Twitter users have found Wesley’s old tweets, dating from 2015 and 2016, in which he made comments disparaging Black women, especially those with dark skin. In a tweet, Wesley, who tweeted with the username @WaymoTheGod, suggested that “if black lives mattered to Sandra Bland she wouldn’t have taken her own life.” In another photo, he commented on a photo of a dark-skinned black woman and said “damn, black people messed up the picture.”

Chef apologizes to TikTok 17 hours after Twitter controversy

Wesley’s comments, which users called misogynoir and colorism, were met with backlash on social media. People criticized Wesley for his harmful and harassing language, and criticized him for trying to rebrand himself.

In response to the criticism, Wesley posted an apology on Twitter, saying he had been “sick in many ways” around the time he made the controversial comments. He also claims that cooking has saved him.

To those I have hurt because my past tweets have resurfaced, I am deeply sorry. It was a moment in my life when I was sick in so many ways. Cooking saved me. You have witnessed a flawed man being healed. I will continue to heal and learn. Thank you for your support throughout the journey.

However, many users found Wesley’s apology flawed, noting that he handled the controversy differently on different platforms.

On Twitter, where the comments went viral and he had less followers, Wesley was quick to apologize, but on TikTok, where he has a much larger following, he waited 17 hours to solve the problem.

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In the end, Wesley eventually posted an apology on TikTok after apologizing to the Twitter user, but that didn’t stop him from being drawn in by the user.

The controversy also cost him at least one source of income. Dozens of twitter users Tagged Anova Culinary in tweets that defame the disgraced chef, whose posts were sponsored by the company. The cooking equipment company eventually announced that it was parting ways with Wesley in a tweet, citing that the chef’s actions were inconsistent with their values.

Sorry! The chef did not comment further on the situation.





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