Former NFL linebacker, Kyle Queiro, issues an apology to the Queen, Jill Scott, after sending out a couple of tweets Friday night questioning how anyone could find her to be sexually attracted.
In the now-deleted tweets, Queiro asked, “People are attracted to JILL SCOTT!?” “And by no means is she ugly, but ya’ll really sexually aroused by her?”
Queiro faced backlash not only from Scott’s fans, but from the likes of K. Michelle, Tory Lanez, and Questlove, who accused the former player of fat-shaming.
In a lengthy apology posted on twitter, Queiro wrote, “First and foremost, I would like to apologize to Miss Jill Scott. The topic of your beauty should not have been shared over social media for public discourse. There’s truly no excuses or explanations to be made,” Querio said.
He continued, “My comments were distasteful and unbecoming of a Black man to speak negatively of a Black woman under any circumstance. Second, I would like to apologize to all of those who were also offended by my post. I’m aware of the layers of hurt I peeled back with my words. I had no intention to make people feel less than, but that’s simply not good enough. Intention doesn’t equate to impact. I am aware of how much more important one’s impact is than their intention. Knowing this, I still offended a large number of people, and for that, I am deeply sorry.”
Instead of addressing Queiro, Jill Scott called for justice for Black women who recently tragically lost their lives.
“Wait… I’m was trending again??? Ok, then-JUSTICE for Breonna Taylor!!! Justice for Oluwatoyin Salau!!!! Justice for Sandra Bland!!!!! Loving ourselves and each other is respectful and uplifting, supportive. EYES ON THE PRIZE, LOVE VILLAGE, EYES ON THE PRIZE.”
Queiro came back around to addressed Scott not feeding into his “foolishness, by saying, “Miss Jill Scott just did this so gracefully by taking my foolishness as an opportunity to shed more light on the injustices against Breonna Taylor, and I hope to only follow in her footsteps.”