Kyle Kashuv, a survivor of the Parkland school shooting, announced on Monday over Twitter that he had his Harvard offer rescinded because of racist comments he made in the past.
“A few weeks ago, I was made aware of egregious and callous comments classmates and I made privately years ago - when I was 16 years old, months before the shooting - in an attempt to be as extreme and shocking as possible,” Kashuv stated over Twitter. “I immediately apologized.”
Kashuv’s Tweet then showed a picture of an apology he wrote. In the apology, Kashuv said that he made “idiotic comments in an effort to be as extreme and shocking as possible” prior to the tragic shooting at his school. He says that the shooting changed everything and that he has since changed his ways since the tragic event. Kashuv claims that political opponents and former peers contacted Harvard and urged them to rescind his admission after they found out about his racist comments.