Recently Pastor Jamal Bryant made headlines after he made comments about recently deceased Youtuber Kevin Samuels during one of his sermons. Not all folks were here for what he had to say, and it seems like Pastor Bryant heard folks loud and clear as he followed up with a public apology to Kevin’s family.
As previously reported, during one of his sermons, Bryant said, “To men who have no authority. How can a man say that you are of low value after 35-years-old? How can a man say that you do not have the level of traction of a high-powered man when that man has got to get a GoFundMe for his funeral?”
His words rubbed some people the wrong way, including Omarion, who stepped into The Shade Room to speak out against his comments.
Jamal later returned to his pulpit to issue an apology to the Samuels family this past Sunday. He shared a clip from his church service where he said,
“So not in a quiet place, but from the same pulpit in which I said it, I wanted to address it. Everybody wants to be an adult until its time to apologize, I am a full-grown adult, and I take full accountability of everything that I say, and everything that I do. So I wanted to take a moment and apologize to the Samuels family. I wanted to apologize to the larger community. I wanted to apologize to my noble brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi Faternity Incorporated. Hear this, an apology is only messed up if you match it with an excuse.”
He also said in his caption, “I extend my deepest condolences and apologies to #kevinsamuels family and friends. Thank you to all who purposed to keep me accountable. We grow from mistakes and birth maturity. Humility will always defeat arrogance. We grow as we go!”
When it comes to the GoFundMe campaign that Pastor Bryant referred to in his first sermon, it turns out that he was started by an imposter. TMZ reports that Kevin Samuels’ family says they were offered the money by the person who started the campaign, but they said that they won’t be accepting it.
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