Next up in our never-ending series "White People Behaving Badly," we have The Good Place's Megan Amram. The NBC series co-executive producer is having to own up to and apologize for a number of racist, prejudice, and anti-Semitic tweets that recently surfaced. The tweets were posted in the early 2010s (with the examples below posted between 2011 and 2013) and contained racist jokes about Asian-Americans, Jewish people, and individuals with disabilities. Along with The Good Place, Amram also wrote for NBC"s Parks and Recreation as well as HBO's Silicon Valley. She also wrote, produced, and starred in Emmy-nominated short-form comedy web series An Emmy for Megan.
In a statement posted to social media on Wednesday night, Amram looked to apologize for her posts: "I fear this will not convey everything that I want it to, but I am speaking from the heart and trying my best to communicate my sincere regret. I am deeply embarrassed and more apologetic than you can ever know. My instinct is to share the varying degrees of explanation for every tweet that has offended, but I know full well there are no excuses. I will be sorry for as long as I live that I have hurt even one person, and I very much understand why my words have hurt many more. Also, I specifically would like to apologize to the Asian American community, who I have hurt most with my tweets. I very much understand why you are hurt."
Amram would go on to explain how she feels she's changed since the time of those posts, ending with an apology for staying silent for so long before making a promise to do better moving forward: "I have been silent on this in the hopes that my current actions would speak louder than my past words, and that was my mistake, but I would like to make it very clear now how deeply sorry I am. I'm not posting the tweets here since I do not want to hurt people again with those words. But I want to be very clear: I am sorry. I mean it and I will prove that every day for the rest of my life." You can check out Amram's statement in its entirety below (followed by Amram's original post):
To everyone that follows me, please read: pic.twitter.com/0Qne8M1wwN
— Megan Amram (@meganamram) June 18, 2020