Holt said she also discovered that she was directing her statements about “white lives” at a teenager. Gilmer, 16, is the person who filmed Holt’s rant. Holt said she wanted to “apologize to the little girl” in the interview because she didn’t realize she was a minor.
“That comment about me saying ‘silly little black girl’ – I would have said that if it was a white girl. I would have said ‘silly little white girl.’ So I do apologize for saying that. I did not mean to demean anybody. Of course, I apologize to her family. I did not know she was a minor. I am very, very sorry for that,” Holt said.
Holt also addressed her homophobic comments toward a man named Seth Loven, who also filmed her making remarks. She admitted she said “bad remarks,” but she said what was not caught on video is that she was called “Ku Klux Karen” by Loven.
“As far as the gentleman that I said some bad remarks about his sexuality, prior to that, you’re not seeing that on video. I was just standing there, along with everybody else. And he called me ‘Ku Klux Karen’ because of my haircut. And he said that I was a member of the KKK. And he repeated this several times.”
Holt contends that she is “not racist and all” and has Black friends and relatives. Her initial reason for attending the event was to advocate for police officers. She now regrets going to the protest.
“I’m ashamed of the way I came across. But I want to get this point out there. There is not one person in this world who has not said something when they have been angry that they did not mean. And they wished they could take it back. But you cannot un-ring a bell.”