Last week City Council District 1 candidate Joe Bray-Ali apologized for a nine-year-old YouTube video clip in which he posed a question to the “¡Ask A Mexican!” column. Today, Bray-Ali, who faces incumbent Gil Cedillo in next month’s runoff election, said he was sorry for several comments he posted on controversial online forums, reports LAist.com.
Bray-Ali made the comments on such online forums as “v/Niggers” and also those devoted to making fun of overweight persons, according to the story.
When contacted by The Eastsider, Bray-Ali confirmed his remarks in the story as well as the apology published in LAist:“This is an election about important issues. I have put the fight for a better future in jeopardy because of my personal mistakes …. Looking back on the comments, I’m embarrassed and ashamed. I apologize to my wife, daughter, family, and community for putting them in this situation. My commitment to being accountable and of service to the community continues.”
Bray-Ali, a Lincoln Heights resident and cycling advocate, will issue a video statement addressing the matter later today, said his communications manager (the video is posted below).
The Cedillo campaign has scheduled a Thursday morning press conference to denounce Bray-Ali’s comments.
The runoff election is scheduled for May 16. The First Council District includes all or portions of Angeleno Heights, Cypress Park, Echo Park, Glassell Park, Highland Park, Lincoln Heights and Mount Washington. Don’t Know What District You Are In? Go Here
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Posted by Joe Bray-Ali for City Council on Wednesday, April 26, 2017
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