RELATED: Kathryn Dennis Apologizes for Using Racially Insensitive Emoji: 'I Know and Will Do Better'
The emoji was likely a nod to the headlines Dennis made earlier this week, when she sent the animal illustration during a heated debate with black radio show host Tamika Gadsden.
Dennis, 28, apologized for using the racially insensitive emoji after Gadsden posted screengrabs of their back and forth on social media. Dennis has since been let go from her job as brand ambassador for Gwynn's of Mount Pleasant, a luxury lifestyle store in South Carolina.
"I want to acknowledge that using a monkey emoji in my text was offensive, and from the bottom of my heart I sincerely apologize to anyone and everyone I hurt. Although the context was not my intention, there are no 'ifs ands or buts' that excuse me," Dennis tweeted.
"I did not give it thought, and it was and is wrong. I know I am not that person. I know and will do better," Dennis continued.
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