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Alia Shawkat apologises for saying N-word during 2016 interview

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Actress , 31, has apologised after a 2016 video clip of her saying the N-word reappeared recently.

Alia, whose father is Arab, is believed to be the girlfriend of , 56.

In an apology on , she said that felt “ashamed and embarrassed” for using a line that had a racial slur from and Soulja Boy’s 2013 single We Made . The actress said she should not have said the word as is not to be used by someone is not black. She had used the line in an interview at the By Southwest Festival four years ago.

In the video, the context of which is not known, she responded to a query: “I mean, everyone was so excited when we all came back. Like we were all in the penthouse together and everyone was looking around like, ‘N***a we made ’. You know what I mean?”

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The apology came in the midst of the protests in the United States.

Alia said she took full responsibility, that it was reckless of her and that she hoped to learn from the experience. She also said that she regretted using a word that is attached to pain and history to black people.

Alia Shawkat used a racist slur which caused a backlash. Picture:

Alia then talked about the lessons she had been going through recently. She said she had been learning a lot about what it means to be an ally and how the voices of black people must be amplified and heard.

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She stressed how important it was to be hyper-vigilant in the spaces in which she existed.

Recently, Alia has been showing her support for the BLM movement. The movement was revived following the death of a black, George Floyd, at the hands of a police officer. /TISG

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