‘I didn’t believe he was homosexual’: Mitt Romney apologizes after gay bullying report
Mitt Romney has apologized for any bullying behaviour he committed as a high school senior at an elite prep school but says he does not remember a “vicious” bullying incident described in a report from the Washington Post.
The report said Romney, aided by friends, cut off the long blond hair of a younger boy who cried for help while he was being held down. The report also said the boy was picked for his “purported homosexuality.”
Romney’s campaign said he did not remember the incident when asked by the Washington Post for comment, but on Thursday morning the presumed Republican presidential nominee apologized for his behaviour as a teenager.
“Back in high school, I did some dumb things and if anybody was hurt by that or offended, obviously I apologize for that,” Romney told Brian Kilmeade, a U.S. radio host who asked about the bullying.
“I participated in a lot of hijinks and pranks during high school and some might have gone too far and for that, I apologize.”