It’s been five months since rising country music artist Morgan Wallen… Well, okay, we were going to say “blew up his career by using a racial slur in public,” given the official response to the February incident, which included suspension from his label, and being blocked from consideration at this year’s CMAs. But honestly, given that sales for Wallen’s album Dangerous actually spiked to the tune of something like $500,000 in the aftermath of the incident, it might be more accurate to say he simply “expanded his demographic” by drunkenly yelling a slur outside his home, video of which was captured by a neighbor and wound up on TMZ
Anyway, Morgan Wallen is very sorry.
That’s the gist of a new interview Wallen did this week with Good Morning America’s Michael Strahan, in which he explained that he hadn’t realized, before a lot of people yelled at him about it, how harmful the use of this particular slur was to Black Americans. (Note: Morgan Wallen was a 28-year-old man who’d lived his whole life in the United States at the time this all went down.)