Real Housewives of Cheshire star Ester Dee apologises for controversial ‘all lives matter’ post
Ester Dee has apologised after making a controversial "all lives matter" post last week.
The 34 year old took to social media last week to show support for the Black Lives Matter movement, but her sentiment backfired when she used the statement being used by those against the cause.
Real Housewives of Cheshire star Ester admits she was initially confused as to why "all lives matter"is deemed offensive before she researched the motto.
Czech Republic native Ester has now returned to Instagram to apologise for any offence caused by her post.
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She wrote to her 236,000 followers: "First of all, let me say I was sick to my stomach to watch the murder of George Floyd.
"I made a post on Black Out Tuesday saying Black Lives Matter. I also said I stood against racism.
"I then made a post three days ago about a horse that was attacked during the protests. I was saddened by the violence. And I used the words All Lives Matter.
"I received a LOT of abuse. I couldn't understand why. I meant what I said. So I removed the post as it was causing offence."
She added: "But, I've been away and read a lot of articles to try and understand why. And I now realise that those particular words can be seen as anti Black Lives Matter. That was definitely not my intention.
"Bearing in mind in my BlackOut Tuesday post I used the hashtag BlackLivesMatter and I was heavily criticised for 'clogging up' the Black Lives Matter page with unnecessary messages when their own true messages were being lost. So, I used All Lives Matter instead.
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"However, I confess I was ignorant to the offence that it might cause. And I guess, that is part of the problem. I now understand more. And I will continue to try and understand. But I’m not a politician.
"English is not my first language. I'm not educated in all political discussions. But when people point it out to me I listen. I don’t need to be threatened. Accused of not caring. Being racist Etc.
"We need to educate each other. Share more love. Regardless of race, creed or colour. I'm truly sorry for not understanding. Black Lives Matter," she finished.
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One fan commented: "Darling we are all educating ourselves on racism. A good suggestion would be to watch [13th]. My son did a history degree and has taught me so much. This is very brave of you to express your misunderstanding."
A second added: "Oh bless you Ester…it was an honest mistake. Fab that you went away and researched it…It's more than most would have done. This is why people love you so much."
While a third wrote: "Admitting you made a mistake and learning from it is such an important thing to do in this process. Well done Ester."
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