Hunter "Echo" Ecimovic, a TikTok
star, apologized in a video to fans
for his remarks about actor Millie Bobby Brown
, saying he's "not OK with how I went about stuff."
The 21-year-old apologized on Monday after doing an Instagram
Live in which he said inappropriate things about the 17-year-old actor and made lewd comments about their alleged sexual relationship, as well as claiming that he "groomed" the teen
Ecimovic blamed his actions on alcohol and said that the livestream "shouldn't have happened in the first place" in a video he posted on TikTok apologizing for his behavior.
“That was a stupid idea on my part to think it was going to be OK to just keep going live as it was getting more and more negative in the comments,” he said, adding that he was becoming “more and more drunk” during the livestream.
He went on to say that after "seeing how negative the comments were and hearing or seeing whatever people
were saying to me," he became "increasingly irritated."
“I said things that should never have been said, but my natural instinct when I see people doing that kind of stuff, or when I hear what people are saying, is to say, OK, let's make it way worse and antagonize, which is so stupid, but that's how I decided to handle it,” he explained.
Brown's representatives called Ecimovic's remarks "irresponsible, offensive, and hateful" in a statement
in response to the video and his subsequent apology
“Mr. Ecimovic’s remarks on social media
are not only dishonest, but also irresponsible, offensive, and hateful,” the actor’s representatives said in a statement to the Daily Beast. “Instead of engaging in a public discourse with him through the press or on social media, we are taking action to ensure that he stops this behavior once and for all.”
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Ecimovic insisted he was "sorry" for the livestream and was "not proud at all" of how he spoke.
“It sounded very immature, and it looked horrible. It looked horrible on my family
, it looked horrible on me, it looked horrible on my friends
,” he said. “I am sorry for doing that livestream; I should have ended it the moment it started getting bad, but I chose not to, and I said what I said, and I can't take that back. I just want you to know that I'm not OK with what I said.