UPDATED 10/21/16 12:45 p.m. ET: Jazmine Sullivan took to Instagram to respond to the public's response to her controversial Facebook post. "After reading ur comments I can understand how some of u feel the way u do. For that and to the people who knew and loved Tc whom I offended I humbly apologize," she wrote. You can read her full response below.
After reading ur comments I can understand how some of u feel the way u do. For that and to the people who knew and loved Tc whom I offended I humbly apologize. It was not in my heart nor my intention to bring attention to myself and I am truly upset at the thought that I may have taken up one second in this time of mourning. I was just caught up in all the love for TC I had seen for a couple days. So on that morning when I went to post a pic and caption abt myself, Instead I started thinking of him and the next thing I knew I was writing my story of how we met. I can see now there were details I coulda reserved but I just wanted to tell my truthful, light hearted story to lift the heavy atmosphere. The main point of my post was not to show how I "curved" him, or disrespect him by making him seem annoying, but to show how I missed the opportunity to get to know a great guy! Simply my regret at discovering his amazing gift, and even greater spirit too late. It was a lesson on time and how I wish I had used it more wisely! A lesson I could've kept private. The biggest honor to his memory for everyone is to turn our attention back to where it belongs in sending love and support to those who knew him best and remembering TC! -jaz #rihtc ❤️🌹
See original story from 10/19/16 below.
Jazmine Sullivan put up a lengthy Facebook post on Tuesday night in response to the news of the recent death of gospel singer Thomas "TC" Clay. But rather than memorialize him, Sullivan made her post almost entirely about herself and talked at length about how TC apparently used to crush on her. He seemed to have feelings for her that, as she pointed out several times in the post, she didn't reciprocate. She even ended the post with a photo of herself and the cringeworthy line: "I know you still gotta crush on me in heaven and u listening." You can read the entire post here:
Naturally, Twitter users went into savage mode almost immediately and roasted Sullivan for finding a way to essentially curve a man who just died. She has since deleted her post from Facebook, but that hasn't stopped people from going in on her. You can see some of the responses to her post below.