Woman Behind Insensitive Tweet Apologizes To Torrey Smith, Fans
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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — It’s the Tweet that has infuriated Ravens fans. Now the woman who sent a Tweet aimed at Torrey Smith following the death of his brother is apologizing.
Jessica Kartalija reports some say the apology is too late.
It’s the Tweet that had Baltimore talking. Hours after learning of his brother Tevin’s death, Torrey Smith helped secure a Ravens victory over the Patriots. Moments later, Pats fan Katie Moody Tweeted, “Hey, Smith, how about you call your bro and tell him all about your win— ohhhh. Wait. #TooSoon?”
Now Moody–who uses the Twitter handle KatieBrady12–is apologizing. In a statement, she said, “I profoundly regret my thoughtless, tasteless and completely inappropriate comment…I deeply lament the pain that it has caused. I would like to apologize to Torrey Smith, his family, friends, and everyone who was distressed by what I said…I am truly sorry.”
We asked people what they thought about Moody’s apology. Some say they’re tired of talking about it; others say it’s just too late.
“I think that it may be a little too late for an apology,” said Desmond Carter-Bey.
“I think it’s too late. I think she should have never done it in the first place,” said Yvette Hartisan.
“It was just enough that he lost his brother and anything she should have said should have been uplifting. I can’t even imagine playing and I think what he did was tremendous,” said Donovan Ambersley.
Moody has changed her Twitter account to private and removed other networking profiles from the Internet.
Ray Rice responded, “SMH. You are terrible. I hope you know the word karma.”
Another fan called her “one sick human.”
Aside from her written apology, Moody–who works at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine–isn’t talking.
The Ravens and Torrey Smith aren’t commenting. Many are saying it’s time to let it go and focus on Thursday night’s game.
A funeral for Torrey Smith’s brother Tevin is planned for this weekend in Virginia.