Brady Sluder, the Ohio college student who went viral for partying in Miami, Florida, amid the coronavirus outbreak is sorry that he made the now-infamous selfish statements.
Sluder, who went viral for an interview in which he boasted, " If I get corona, I get corona," and vowed to continue his long-planned vacation, issued an apology on Instagram.
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What are the details?
On Sunday, Sluder shared a lengthy Instagram post, captioned with an equally lengthy caption.
The caption said, "I've done a lot of things in my life that I'm not proud of. I've failed, I've let down, and I've made plenty of mistakes."
"I can't apologize enough to the people i've offended and the lives I've insulted," he continued. "I'm not asking for your forgiveness, or pity. I want to use this as motivation to become a better person, a better son, a better friend, and a better citizen.
"Listen to your communities and do as health officials say," Sluder cautioned. "Life is precious. Don't be arrogant and think you're invincible like myself.
"I've learned from these trying times and I've felt the repercussions to the fullest," he insisted. "Unfortunately, simply apologizing doesn't justify my behavior. I'm simply owning up to my mistakes and taking full responsibility for my actions. Thank you for your time, and stay safe everyone."
In his post, Sluder admitted that he wasn't aware of how his callous comments could be perceived.
"I'd like to take this time to own up to the mistakes i've made and apologize to the people I've offended," he offered. "Like many others, I have elderly people who I adore more than anything in the world and other family members who are at risk."
Sluder insisted that he is aware of the dangers COVID-19 poses to such populations, despite his spring break remarks.
"Our generation may feel invincible, like I did when I commented, but we have a responsibility to listen and follow the recommendations in our communities," he continued. "I will continue to reflect and learn from this and continue to pray for our well-being."
Sluder concluded, saying that he is issuing the apology for the insensitive remarks from the bottom of his heart.