Former Secretary Of State Apologizes For Blackface Photos

(Tallahassee, FL) -- The former Florida Secretary of State is apologizing for the photos that circulated of him dressing in blackface.

Michael Ertel posted on Facebook that his decision to dress as a Hurricane Katrina victim for Halloween in 2005 was "stupid". Ertel says someone made the photos public out of revenge.

The release of the photos prompted Ertel's resignation January 24th.

 

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