‘Black Ink Crew’ Star Apologizes for Acting ‘Like a Coon on TV’

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Ryan Henry is ready to do better

Ryan Henry of Black Ink Crew apologized for the way he has acted on reality TV in a long mea culpa on social media. The tattoo artist said that he’s reflected his hometown of Chicago in a poor light and pledged to do better in the future.

Henry was inspired by an event that featured a few of his fellow Chicagoans. Over an image of Chance the Rapper and the Obamas coming together, Henry admitted that he hasn’t done right by his home.

“This went on today in my city,” he wrote on Twitter. “Makes me hate what I’m a part of representing my city like a coon on TV. Apologize 2 ppl of Chicago.”

He then posted that tweet to Instagram with a longer explanation of where he feels he went wrong and how he plans to change.

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Source: Instagram @ryanhenrytattoo