TikTok star Nessa Barrett has apologized publicly after receiving a lot of hate over her ‘racist’ TikTok video – dancing to sound of the Quran being read aloud.
Nessa is one of the biggest TikTok stars having over 6 million followers, she is also having
a relationship with another TikTok star and YouTuber Josh Richards.
The backlash started when she posted a video of her and her friend dancing to the sound of
the Quran being read aloud, the video is now deleted and she has apologized saying that
neither did she or her friend knew the source of audio.
The 17-year old TikToker defended herself on Instagram live saying that “My step-siblings and stepmom are from Egypt and all that stuff. I know that it could have been taken offensively.”
After which she apologized to everyone publicly saying, “I just want to apologize for anyone who took it that way and was offended. I think… I’m sorry for anyone who practices that religion.”
Well, the opinion of the public on this was quite partial where many were believing that she
was fully aware of the sound being from the Quran. As the title of the original video was
“I’m Muslim and I oop-.”
She then says that she found the sound in “for you” section of TikTok and she thought that it
She first saw an ‘old man’ using the same audio.
Her boyfriend also defended her on this controversy during an Instagram live saying, “I had no idea what it was either when I first saw the video, I didn’t know that was the Quran.”
Later, she posted an apology TikTok video for those who believed that the first video wasn’t
really an apology.
Nessa Barrett apologized for ‘racist’ TikTok video
In the video, she says, “I am truly and deeply sorry to those who I have offended, I love people of all races, religions, shapes, and sizes.”
She says that if she had “known that it was something so sacred, I would never have used it.”
she then says that the hate that she is receiving is “really hard to handle, and it’s also coming at my friends and family, which is completely unacceptable, as it was my mistake, and not theirs.”