Conservative Parkland trainee stopped by Harvard asks for forgiveness: ‘I wish I might take it back’ – Fox News
The conservative Parkland shooting survivor and pro-Second Modification activist who was visited Harvard University after offensive remarks and racial slurs he made as a 16- year-old emerged appeared on “ The Story with Martha MacCallum” Monday where he asked forgiveness and asked for forgiveness.
” I’m very sorry for it and I want I might take it back but I can’t. All I can do now is look for to right the incorrect. And I understand forgiveness isn’t given, It’s earned. I understand that the person who composed those things is not who I am today,” Kyle Kashuv informed guest host Ed Henry
Kashuv exposed Monday on Twitter that Harvard rescinded his admission after the current resurfacing of remarks he called “offending,” “idiotic” and “inflammatory.”
The student said he made the comments before the mass shooting– which he says made him a various individual.
Harvard officials informed Fox News they do not openly talk about the specific admission status of applications, but Kashuv published what he stated was the letter Harvard sent him, dated June 3.
” The Admissions Committee has gone over at length your account of the communications about which we asked, and we valued your candor and your expressions or remorse for sending them,” the letter checked out. “As you understand the Committee takes seriously the qualities of maturity and ethical character. After careful consideration, the Committee voted to rescind your admission to Harvard College.”
At one point throughout the interview Kashuv Brough up Harvard’s history comparing himself to the university, stating they have actually founded by slave owners and since they had a dark history that didn’t imply the institution was “irredeemable.”
Henry offered Kashuv a “time-out” keeping in mind that there was a huge difference in between Harvard’s history and Kashuv’s more recent comments.
” You mentioned they had slave owners in the 1600 s. You utilized the n-word what, a year, year and a half earlier?” Henry stated.
Henry pressed Kashuv on “what particularly has changed” for him over the last two years between his past remarks and now.
” It’s because I matured significantly. I am no longer am in the good friend group where we act immaturely like idiotic kids. It’s the fact that I have condemned bigotry in every chance that I can in this public life I didn’t really request,” Kashuv said.
” I never desired and never ever rather frankly wished to remain in the position. I’m not a performer, I’m not a star. I’m a kid who went through a tragedy who saw the suffering that the neighborhood went through and does not wish to see it for any other neighborhood.”
Fox News’ Nicole Darrah contributed to this report.