Thursday, October 6, 2022

Yvonne Orji Issues Apology to Slighted Fan Who Called Her ‘The Meanest Celebrity’ | WATCH

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*Recently rising star and “Insecure” fan favorite Yvonne Orji issued a public apology to a fan who called her “the meanest celebrity” via Twitter.

The reply came from a Tweet that asked respondents to recall the meanest celeb they had ever met. Though there were thousands of likes and retweets of the thread, the one from a fan named Crystal is what caused the commotion.

“I met Yvonne Orji at a WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT CONFERENCE,” a fan named Crystal recalled. “She was about to give her speech and I asked for a pic while she was waiting. She said no. I respect her privacy, move on and take my seat in the front row.”

Okay. That doesn’t exactly seem rude on its face, though you can never tell how words, no matter how mundane they may seem, will impact an individual.

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Crystal says Orji came to a point in her speech where she seemed to take a dig at her while pointing out the need for persistence.

“She’s like “I only got to where I got because I never took no for an answer.” And then she gestures over to me and says something like “That girl wanted a picture with me, but I said no. If she were more intentional about what she wants, maybe she’d have her pic,” Crystal claimed.

Orji, who normally is quite popular on the bird app, threw herself upon the mercy of the court of digital opinion and issued an apology.


“Hey Crystal, I’m saddened that’s how you left the event feeling after an encounter with me,” Orji tweeted in response. “Truly wasn’t my intention to make you feel anything less than the beautiful woman you are.”

However, the grand digital tribunal otherwise known as Black Twitter wasn’t having it and lambasted Yvonne Orji’s response as inadequate.

WAIT! There’s more. Orji was on “The Breakfast Club” where she was given the opportunity to address and clean up the situation, again. Check out what she said below.


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Ricardo A. Hazell
Ricardo A. Hazell began his career in journalism in 1996 as a Research Intern for the Editor & Publisher Co. In August 1998, Mr. Hazell began writing for for Rabercom Enterprises as the first lead writer for the then burgeoning newsletter and web portal, His byline has appeared in The Root, Washington Post, Black Enterprise and he helped define culture within the professional and collegiate sports as Senior Cultural Contributor at The Shadow League. Today he continues to cover culture via articles and essays published at HipHopDX and, respectively. Forever striving to evolve as a editor, writer and author, Ricardo is currently working on several autobiographical works as a premium ghostwriter for @StoryTerrace.




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