Louis Theroux sought to clarify his comments about XXXTentacion from last week after he received a backlash on social media.
- Read more: New details in XXXTentacion murder case emerge
- Read more: XXXTentaction posthumously tops the charts with ‘Sad’
Theroux said: “My tweet about XXXTentacion was meant to acknowledge the sadness of the death of a 20yo. I don’t believe compassion [should] be reserved only for the righteous.”
He added: “But I hear all those who felt my comment did a disservice to victims of domestic violence.”
Thanks for yr thoughtful piece. My tweet about XXXTentacion was meant to acknowledge the sadness of the death of a 20yo. I don't believe compassion sd be reserved only for the righteous. But I hear all those who felt my comment did a disservice to victims of domestic violence. https://t.co/XG1RWXWFwB
— Louis Theroux (@louistheroux) June 25, 2018
Last week (June 18), Theroux sparked upset with a tweet describing XXXTentacion as a “huge talent” before adding that he brought “a beautiful new feel to hip hop.”
The rising Florida rapper was shot and killed in an apparent robbery in Deerfield, Florida last week. He was 20-years-old.
Despite acknowledging the rappers “personal demons”, it didn’t go far enough for many who were upset by serious allegations against the late rapper.
Notwithstanding personal demons, he was a huge talent & bringing a beautiful new feel to hip hop. So sad. #moonlight https://t.co/E2UYdFMkfz
— Louis Theroux (@louistheroux) June 18, 2018
The rapper had spoken previously about his violent behaviour and the allegations against him.
A memorial service was announced by the rapper’s family last week (June 23) to take place on June 27 in Florida.
Last week, an impromptu memorial to the rapper had to be closed down in L.A. after causing chaos.