An Alabama Teacher Is Being Investigated For Wearing A Blackface Kanye West Costume
The picture went viral after his wife posted it on Facebook and it found its way to Reddit.
This is Heath Morrow and his wife Shannon, of Decatur, Alabama.
On Sunday, a picture surfaced on Reddit of the couple posing as Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West. Heath Morrow is clearly in blackface.
Shannon Morrow initially posted the photo of her and her husband to her Facebook page, with the caption "Haha some people thought Heath was really a black man."
Heath works as a fifth grade teacher at Chestnut Grove Elementary School in Decatur, Alabama.
On Monday, Decatur City School System Superintendent Ed Nichols read a letter of apology for the blackface incident and said the district is investigating the matter, but didn't elaborate on whether Morrow was still employed at the school.
Following a public outcry, Morrow released an apology.
"I would like to first apologize for my error in judgment. My intentions were not malicious or directed toward any certain group of people. I would also like to say that everyone who knows my character and knows my heart, knows that I have never seen color in my life. I wasn't raised or taught that way and do not raise my children that way. I see people for who they are, and my wife and I go out of our way to help anyone we can in my profession as an educator. When deciding to dress up for a Halloween party, my wife and I made a decision based on celebrities and the political climate today. I do not want this to reflect on my school or school system based on my poor decision that I made. Again I apologize and this will not happen again."