April 21, 2015 – It’s neverĀ a good day when you have to release a sheepish apologyĀ statement via theĀ Sydney Morning Herald. That was the case forĀ Briony Ingerson, a presenter for Fox Sports in Australia.
āIām deeply upset that my Instagram post offended people in the community,ā says Ingerson. āThat was not my intent; it was a very poor error in judgement and I now understand how inappropriate it was.Ā The post has been removed and I offer my sincere apologies to those that were hurt by it.ā
The blackface photoĀ seen above has indeed been removed and, according to Ingerson, was originally intendedĀ to celebrateĀ an acquaintance appearing on a jungle-themed edition ofĀ Iām A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here! Ā The photo went largely un-noticed until a former intern brought it to attention via Twitter.
In the early days of coverage, Ingerson, having returned toĀ her native state of “white-face,” said,Ā “No harm intended. Just wanted to give our hard-working friend a giggle.”Ā That didn’t stopĀ the flames from fanningĀ further into theĀ current media brushfire now raging in Australia.
So was Ingerson’s party picĀ Funny Or Offensive? Vote now!