The Missouri woman who went viral for waving a Confederate flag, applauding the Ku Klux Klan and swearing to teach hate to her grandchildren while at a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Branson is saying sorry.
“I’m so, so sorry,” Kathy Jenkins informed Ozarks First. “I mean, if it would help for me to stand with Black Lives Matter, I absolutely would do that.”
Jenkins stated she “blacked out” throughout the event and does not remember what she stated as anti-racism protesters collected outside a store that offers Confederate product.
Nevertheless, the minute was captured on an extensively shared video as Jenkins– dressed up in a “Make America Great Again” cap and curtained in a Confederate flag– informed the protesters she would teach her grandchildren to dislike them.
“I’m teaching them to fuckin’ hate all of you people,” she stated, then she raised a fist and called out “KKK belief.”
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Jenkins stated she does not support the KKK.
“I wasn’t saying I’m KKK or for the KKK,” she informed Ozarks. “I was mocking them because I don’t like being called a racist.”
She likewise stated she lost her task and left Branson over the event– and assured to never wave a Confederate flag again.
“I didn’t understand that the Confederate flag meant hate,” she informed Ozarks. “I don’t understand the whole history of the Confederate flag, but I’m learning.”
A minimum of a few of the protesters aren’t purchasing her apology.
Psychological health advocate Kenidra Woods stated on Twitter that Jenkins’ vow to teach hate “hurt me to my core.”
I’m constantly available to seeing people grow and accepting apologies however this does not sound really authentic. Since she got exposed, I genuinely think she’s just saying sorry. I get people snap and “lose it” often however I think that sort of hate is deeply rooted within her. ♀ 2/
— Kenidra4Humanity ~ KHHL ~ (@KenidraRWoods_) June 24,2020
Demonstration organizer Faith Pittser was likewise not impressed.
“She knew exactly what she was doing,” she informed Ozarks. “She was there from the start on the counter-protesters’ side shouting obscenities and hateful words at our protesters.”
Dixie Outfitters, the store at the center of the presentations, called the protesters “thugs” who “hate our country.”
The store is owned by a couple with a history of KKK assistance.
Anna Robb informed the Springfield News Leader in 2015 that she had actually participated in Klan occasions “years ago” however that it’s “not even something that comes up anymore.”
Partner Nathan Robb, the paper stated, is the child of KKK leader Thomas Robb. Anna Robb stated at the time that they had not talked with him in years.
City leaders in Branson, a significant traveler center, have actually had a blended response to the occasions.
The Associated Press reports that the city’s aldermen were asked to knock the KKK at a conference on Tuesday. 2 did so, 2 were quiet and one reacted by stating authorities need more assistance.
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