Teenager reportedly apologizes for racist social media rants, says, “I’m an idiot’

An Alabama student, has reportedly apologized for her racist Instagram post.


An Alabama student allegedly said she was “so sorry” and “an idiot” for posting racist rants on social media.

Harley Barber, a 19-year-old University of Alabama student who mentions “the people in Syria” and repeatedly says, a derogatory term for African-Americans in the profanity-laced Instagram videos, told the New York Post Wednesday that they had ” something really, really bad.”

“I don’t know what to do and I feel terrible,” Barber said. “I’m wrong and there is simply no excuse for what I did.”


In the first of the two videos, Barber turned out to be the recording of themselves in a toilet to say: “we have no water to waste, because people in Syria” and “I love how I act like I love black people.”

“We do not waste water,” Barber said. “We don’t waste water because the people in Syria. I love how I act like black people … I love how I act like I love black people because I f–king hate n—–s. So, that’s really interesting — I f–king hate n—–s, but I saved the f–king n—–by the close of that water.”


In a second video, the teenager appeared to defend her comments from the earlier post, you repeatedly say derogatory words, despite another girl is clearly trying to discourage the Barber of the place of the video.

“I’ve been in Alpha Phi since I was in the f—king high school and no one f—king understands how much I love Alpha Phi,” Barber said. “And now someone wants to save my finsta [hidden Instagram account] because I said n—-r? You know what? N—-r -, n—-r -, n—-r. I don’t care if it’s Martin Luther King Day.”

The controversial posts were called “ignorant and worrying” by a spokesman of the University of Alabama, according to a statement received by

“These comments are ignorant and disturbing and in no way reflect the values of The University of Alabama,” university spokesman Chris Bryant said on Tuesday. “This is deplorable behavior is reported to the Office of Student Conduct if it is not in line with the expectations of the community of students at the Capstone.”


Also an official with the Alpha Phi International Fraternity described in the messages as “offensive and hateful”, and said the teenager was fired from the organization, reported.

“Alpha Phi is a diverse, values-based organization and condemns the language and opinions expressed in these videos,” Executive Director Linda Kahangi told the outlet. “They are offensive and hateful to both our own members and other members of the Greek and campus community. The Beta-Mu chapter leadership and the support of alumnae quickly moved to the address of the violation, and Mrs Barber is no longer a member of Alpha Phi.”

Barber told the Post Wednesday that she is kicked out of school and was on her way to her home in the state of New Jersey. When asked if she thought about her friend’s suggestion to not share the video, Barber said, “No, I’m an idiot. There is no excuse. I have something really bad.”

The University of Alabama would confirm, in its expansion to The Associated Press. The school spokesman said he ” can only offer directory information, and this student is no longer enrolled.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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