ITS CUT OFF BUT IN THE BEGINNING HE LITERALLY ADMITTED TO SAYING SLURS I CANT— hailey ᵇˡᵐ (@EVBUCKLXY) May 31, 2020
9-1-1 actor Ryan Guzman hopped on IG Live in an attempt to respond to fans wondering about his silence in the past few days regarding the recent protests that eventually pivoted to him defending his wife's past use of the N-word which led to him revealing that he uses slurs all the time with his friends, and it's okay because his friends know the actual him.
"Now we're talking about her using the n-word. Let's address it, okay? You're telling her that she can't speak through Twitter to her Black friends that have allowed her to say that back and forth to them, specifically? Mind you, that is a private conversation had on a social platform, I can see the misconstrued insight on that. That being said, I have plenty of friends -- Black, white, Asian, Indian Korean -- and we make fun of each other's races all the time. We call each other slurs all the time. We don't get butt-hurt at all, nah, because we know the actual person, we know who each other are, we know we're not trying to bring each other down. So what are y'all trying to get at? You're trying to prove that somebody who is not racist is racist? Nah, you don't have that power. There is no racist energy coming from this household at all. In fact, we're helping. Again, being part of the solution rather than the problem. I know, for sure, that all of our friends would speak up to say the same thing. They know who we are. We know we're not about bringing down other humans, at all, not even caring about any kind of color or nothing. So y'all need to stop with that. And if you're breeding hate and throwing it our way, you're wasting your energy and you're wasting your time."
Transcript of the whole IG Live and the defense
Ryan Guzman on Instagram live tonight, where he attempted to address his silence in recent days, offered his views on the current situation in the U.S. and defended his wife Chrysti Ane's use of the n-word: pic.twitter.com/8g25eHR6Pr— Max Gao (@MaxJGao) June 1, 2020
Ryan Guzman on Instagram live tonight, attempting to defend his wife Chrysti Ane’s past use of the n-word: pic.twitter.com/brBKtEElad— Max Gao (@MaxJGao) June 1, 2020
Guzman's wife, Brazilian actress Chrysti Ane from Power Rangers Ninja Steel, posted the following about her past use of the n-word as a 16-year-old who was dating a black guy, had black friends, and felt accepted by the community. She apologizes "for those tweets and who they have offended. We must hold people accountable for things that have said or done and I am glad this has been called out and I can show that that 16 year old girl isn't the woman that I am today."
My thoughts. pic.twitter.com/k3HflumVLv— Chrysti Ane (@Chrysti_Ane) June 1, 2020
His co-star Oliver Stark responded to the IG Live with the following
... anyone else under any circumstances.— Oliver Stark (@oliverstarkk) June 1, 2020
And Aisha Hinds
How I FEEL daily is a perpetual state of GRIEF. There’s sadly no version of this indefensible discourse that doesn’t exacerbate that grief. There’s legions of learned behaviors that need to be named and neutured so we don’t continue to give life to them. May we know & DO BETTER. https://t.co/NmhIOVDWK4— Aisha Hinds (@AishaHinds) June 1, 2020