A tweet from Tyrone Rodriguez
has a response from the Nicalis founder to allegations
of his abusive and discriminatory comments
). He offers apologies, and says that his own behavior should
not reflect on his colleagues:
I wrote some terribly insensitive, stupid
remarks in DMs that don't represent who I am. Just because they were done in a
private situation while trying to be "funny" and edgy doesn't make them any less
As someone who has experienced racism and discrimination in my lift, I should
know better and must be a better person. I can't throw around words for shock
value or because I believe they'll get a laugh.
I want to also clarify that my insensitivity and vulgarity shouldn't reflect on
the people I work with. They're good people and shouldn't be held responsible
for my own actions
If I've hurt you—and I wasn't aware until today that I might have—I hope you can
forgive me someday.