A series of highly offensive, racist, and homophobic tweets from Lindsey Ok, a sports reporter covering the Baltimore Ravens from the National Football League, have been unearthed by Black Sports Online targeting Asians, Black people, and the LGBT+ community.
Ok made many horrible social media posts, all of which are now deleted, where she mocked people for their race or their sexuality. One of them includes playing on the stereotype about Asian people and driving.
A post from the year before describes how she she allegedly yelled at an Asian woman.
She also posted a tweet containing a slur targeting the Black community where she played with the meaning of NFL.
Several of her other offensive tweets include homophobic posts, mocking homeless people, and tweets about rape.
After the backlash, Ok posted what can be considered as a “limited apology” where she apologized to “anyone that may have been offended by those tweets,” then further stating that “I can confidently tell you that I don’t have a single racist, homophobic or bad bone in my body,” according to Awful Announcing.
— lindsey ok (@lindseyyok) July 24, 2018
Ok, when confronted by a Twitter user who goes by the handle name of @Whitsiee, tried to defend her apology letter by saying that she was “going for the truth not an excuse.”
“I didn’t even want to say anything at all – I felt no matter what I said, it would get skewed some sort of way,” she continued in one of her replies to the user.
I messaged Lindsey Ok regarding her recently surfaced tweets and the way she’s addressing the backlash. Her response confirmed that she’s yet to grasp the weight of her words.
Can’t stress this enough: Don’t underestimate the power of a sincere, no bullshit, no excuses apology. pic.twitter.com/WLtvG7xXr4
— Whitsie (@whitsiee) July 25, 2018
There is no official word yet coming from RavensWire about Ok’s case or if she will even face any sort of disciplinary action or termination after this.
Feature Image via Instagram / lindseyyok | Twitter / lindseyyok via Black Sports Online