Georgia principal apologizes, blames ‘the devil’ after racial remarks

WASHINGTON — A Georgia principal blurted a series of what some deem to be racist comments at a group of people during a graduation commencement for an alternative school on Friday, and now she seeks forgiveness.

TNT Academy founder and principal Nancy Gordeuk has apologized after her offensive comments, which were captured on cellphone camera, swirled around the internet and sparked outrage among many people on social media.

The video catches Gordeuk berating an unidentified person and calling them a “goober” and “little coward.”  As the audience became uneasy by her comments, many in the crowd stood up and began leaving the ceremony.

Gordeuk then directed her anger at the some people off camera who apparently walked out.

“Look who’s leaving, all the black people,” Gordeuk said.

The comment triggered a flurry of outrage from people in the crowd and students on stage, many of who began walking out of their own graduation ceremony.

Gordeuk’s comments then animated people on social media.


As anticipated,  an apology did come from Gordeuk on Saturday.

“”I deeply apologize for my actions made in the emotional state of trying to let this last student finish his speech. I take a personal interest in the success of every student that comes through our doors without regard to their race, religion or ethnicity.” — Gordeuk wrote in a statement.

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