"American Idol" finalist Caleb Kennedy is departing the singing contest series after a video surfaced showing him sitting next to somebody who's wearing a fabric resembling a Ku Klux Klan hood.
Kennedy, 16, dealt with the movie and told lovers on Twitter he will no more be on American Idol on Wednesday.
"There was a movie that surfaced online and it exhibited actions which weren't supposed to be taken so," Kennedy stated. "I had been younger and did not consider the action, but that is not an excuse"
"I want say sorry to all of my supporters and everybody who I've let down... I hope that I could one day recover your confidence in who I am and have your admiration!" He included. "Thanks for encouraging me."
The clip, which seemed to arise on Snapchat, revealed Kennedy sitting near a individual sporting a KKK-style hood. A variant of this movie gets the term "bow" within the clip.
Anita Guy,'' Kennedy's mother, told the paper that the movie was shot after Caleb watched the film,"The Strangers: Prey in Night" and both he and the individual next to him were"imitating those roles "
"Caleb does not have a racist bone in his entire body.
After Kennedy played an original song dedicated to his mum on Sunday, American Idol judge Lionel Richie called him"talented" Kennedy was a top-five finalist before declaring that he was leaving the series.