Maddie Ziegler apologizes for 'ignorant and racially insensitive' posts which ...

Maddie Ziegler has apologized for 'ignorant and racially insensitive' posts which recently resurfaced: 'Absolutely not decisions I would make today'

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Published: 00:02 BST, 5 August 2020 | Updated: 00:06 BST, 5 August 2020

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Dance Moms alumnus Maddie Ziegler has apologized for 'ignorant and racially insensitive' posts which have recently resurfaced on the web.

The 17-year-old star said she was 'ashamed' and 'sorry' about her actions in old social media, telling fans: 'There are a few videos some of you have seen from when I was about nine-years old where I thought it was funny to mock people and accents.'

'I'm honestly ashamed, and I'm truly sorry for my actions. The decisions I made then are absolutely not decisions I would make today,' she went on.

Apologies: Maddie Ziegler has said sorry for 'ignorant and racially insensitive' posts which have recently resurfaced on the web. She's seen in November 2019 above

Apologies: Maddie Ziegler has said sorry for 'ignorant and racially insensitive' posts which have recently resurfaced on the web. She's seen in November 2019 above

'What I thought was silly humor when I was younger I know was actually ignorant and racially insensitive,' she went on. 'We have all made mistakes in our lives and as we grow up we educate ourselves and learn to be better people.'

She recognized that she has extra responsibility to 'set a good example' given her high-profile.

'Growing up in the public eye has its challenges and also comes with the responsibility to set a good example, which I failed to do in these videos,' she said. 'I hope you will forgive me and also hope you realize I have, in fact, grown up and would never act this way now.'

She continued, saying she didn't expect everyone to accept her apology but she urged fans to be kind to one another.

Not the same person: The 17-year-old star said she was 'ashamed' and 'sorry' about her actions in old social media, telling fans: 'There are a few videos some of you have seen from when I was about nine-years old where I thought it was funny to mock people and accents'

Not the same person: The 17-year-old star said she was 'ashamed' and 'sorry' about her actions in old social media, telling fans: 'There are a few videos some of you have seen from when I was about nine-years old where I

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