Ned’s Declassified personality Lindsey Shaw leaves social media in wake of TikTok racial controversy
Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide star Lindsey Shaw says she is leaving social media for awhile in the wake of a racial controversy over a TikTok clip.
Shaw, 32, cried in a series of social media clips as she reacted to a slew of responses after users were upset after a previous clip in which she reacted to a group of Black dancers performing a dance move, then mimicking the move herself and saying, ‘Hey, are we okay, what the f*** is this?’
She said that her intent with her commentary ‘wasn’t that serious,’ adding she believed it was a ‘millennials and Gen Z thing.’
The latest: Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide star Lindsey Shaw, 32, says she is leaving social media in the wake of a racial controversy over a TikTok clip that she says was misinterpreted
In her teary response, she struck back at people who she said misinterpreted her response to the initial clip.
‘OK, I just have to say right now that the hate in my inbox is not OK,’ she said. ‘I did not mean anything in any kind of way, I am learning every day, as I think everybody is. And this kind of hate just needs to evaporate from the planet no matter who it’s directed towards.’
She shot back at a user who implied that she’d been shedding ‘crocodile tears,’ exaggerating her emotion for sympathy following the controversy.
‘This is my soul out there, if you know anything about what I stand for, what I believe in, you know that it’s not this,’ she said.
Explanation: She said that her intent with her commentary ‘wasn’t that serious,’ adding she believed it was a ‘millennials and Gen Z thing’
Mea culpa: Shaw said she was ‘sorry’ to those ‘offended’ by her action in the initial social media clip. She was snapped in LA at an event last month
Growth: Shaw said she’s ‘going to keep learning for my own mental health’
Shaw said she was ‘sorry’ to those ‘offended’ by her action in the initial social media clip.
‘I know I’m going to keep learning for my own mental health,’ Shaw said, adding that she was going ‘to take a step back from social media,’ adding, ‘I’m not here to offend or belittle anybody, at all.’
She continued: ‘I got to just go off of here for a little while, but I appreciate you, I love you, I’ll be back and I hope that I know more and I hope that we all have a little more compassion and understanding.’
Shaw played Moze on Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide from 2004-2007, and has also been seen on shows including Aliens in America, 10 Things I Hate About You and Pretty Little Liars.