“I will strive to the best of my ability to never hurt others in the same way again.”
Twitch streamer and OfflineTV co-founder William "Scarra" Li issued an apology on social media. The apology addressed an offensive remark he made about OfflineTV member Sydney "Sydeon" Parker during one of Jodi "QuarterJade" Lee's livestreams.
Scarra issues apology
"My words here were terrible and offensive," Scarra wrote on X. "I tunneled so hard at making a specific joke that [I] ended up targeting an entire group of people in a mocking and distasteful way. I did not think about what I was doing and it was a terrible lapse of judgment for which I should definitely have known better."
Scarra then stated that he talked to Sydeon about it. He noted that making certain remarks, particularly among impressionable viewers, could inadvertently hurt others. He acknowledged his ignorance and lack of consideration as well, striving to avoid hurting others in the future.
"I am sorry that in my ignorance and lack of consideration that I have hurt others," Scarra wrote. "I will strive to the best of my ability to never hurt others in the same way again."
QuarterJade posted an apology, too. She acknowledged that brushing the comment aside was a mistake. She then promised to do better.
Scarra and Sydeon talk about racism
Sydeon acknowledged that she and Scarra talked about the offensive statement as well. On X, Sydeon wrote that being Black is a huge part of her identity. She added that viewers of her livestreams know how often she has conversations about being Black, the adversities she and others face, and how she uses her platform for advocacy.
"I would never intentionally enable my friends to be racist or harmful toward anyone," Sydeon continued. "And I will always hold people accountable for their actions and have open conversations. In regard to this clip, I didn’t find this joke funny and I talked to scarra and let him know why it made me uncomfortable."
Sydeon also stated that she does not condone racist behavior in any group.