UFC star Andrea “KGB” Lee is dropping her dukes after initially defending her husband and coach Donny Aaron, who, it was recently revealed, has a swastika tattoo on his forearm.
When Lee posted a picture of herself and Aaron, people on the Internet couldn’t help but notice his swastika tattoo. She explained that he received it while in prison.
“Neither one of us are racists, we have an Asian & a black guy that live with us!” she wrote. “Oh my gosh guys it’s a tattoo he got when he was in prison, get over yourselves. He covers them up all the time & we happen to have a lake day and it makes an appearance.”
She added: “Sensitive ass mofos.”
That all proved ill-advised.
It's just a Nazi tattoo. You "sensitive ass mofos." pic.twitter.com/RbQ6A6BHi6
— JE Snowden (@JESnowden) June 2, 2018
Lee and her husband have both since apologized via her Instagram.
My comments the day before were meant to just defend my husband not his tattoo. I never intended to make light of the situation, the history of the symbol or dismiss anyone that was offended. The mistakes he made in his youth are not a representation of who he is today, which is a man that loves and respects everyone. Donny was my coach long before we got together, when I first met Donny, I questioned him too about his tattoos and he explained to me about his past and who he was now and how he’d changed. The more I got to know him as a person the less I noticed his skin. I’m truly sorry for responding the other day the way I did, if you think I don’t care I DO! I’m not racist, I’m not a nazi and I don’t hate people and neither does Donny. I’ve always believed in the Golden Rule: do unto others as you would have them do unto you, I personally try to live by that and I tell my daughter that all the time. I Also don’t believe in hating a person for things they have done to you or things they have done, Period, If I don’t like someone. I never ever say that I hate people or a person, if anything I just extremely dislike a person, but never hate. I’m the type of person to help anyone out no matter the color of their skin or the religion they believe in, I don’t judge people based off a single thing or action or because of what someone else said about them, I chose to get to know them first and then make my own personal opinion, that’s how I am and that’s who I have always been. So I am sorry if I offended anyone, I apologize, please forgive me. ???? with @repostapp ・・・ Please read. This is from my heart. Whether you hate me or not I remain sincerely sorry and will continue to do good by people regardless.
Below is the original photo that kicked off the online outcry. The swastika tattoo is in black, by his elbow.
Andrea ‘KGB’ Lee’s husband has a swastika tattooed on his forearm. pic.twitter.com/NTntH0paRr
— Flyin’ Brian J (@FlyinBrianJ) June 2, 2018
With a 9-2 record, flyweight Lee is currently the UFC’s No. 12-ranked contender.