A CNN photo editor who resigned on Thursday following the resurfacing of a series of anti-Semitic tweets he posted in 2011, apologized on Friday for his hateful comments.
“Yesterday, tweets that I made in 2011 resurfaced in which I made offensive and hateful comments,” wrote the editor, Mohammed Elshamy, in a post on Twitter.
“I want to unequivocally express my apology to everyone, especially those in the Jewish community, who were offended by the tweets. I also want to apologize to my family, friends, and mentors who I am ashamed to have let down in this way.”
“These views, which I posted when I was 16, are ones I no longer hold and have not held for many years. Nor do they represent the values I carry in my professional career, which began at a very young age and, through which, I have witnessed first-hand wars, massacres and conflicts – in short, the awful cost of hate, especially when directed at marginalized people,” he clarified.
“I would like to thank everyone at CNN, especially my manager, for the opportunity they gave me. It is with great regret that I have presented my resignation,” Elshamy said.
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