Brother Nature's problematic tweets just resurfaced and the memes are wild
22 October 2018, 14:12 | Updated: 22 October 2018, 14:41
Brother Nature has since apologised for the old tweets...
It's safe to say that Brother Nature (Kelvin Peña) is an internet sensation. Back in 2016, Kelvin went viral with a video featuring "Canela the deer" (we have never seen an animal appreciate a person so much). Since then he's taken over social media with his adorable animal skits. He's also founded the Everybody Eats Foundation which helps feed underprivileged families in the US and around the world.
However, the 20-year-old has recently received backlash for multiple problematic past tweets. Over the weekend, old tweets of his resurfaced in which he allegedly wrote things including "HEIL HITLER" and “when I grow up I wanna be like Chris Brown. So if my girlfriend tried to look through my phone while driving I can choke and punch her”. Understandably, fans are shocked and disappointed by the tweets.
Brother Nature has now apologised. Taking to Twitter, he posted: "I woke up this morning to seeing my old tweets resurface on my timeline and my heart dropped. I started using Twitter when I was 12 years old, I was very impressionable and I was seeking attention. I am sorry to all the people that I have offended and let down."
He then went onto add: "Everyone changes, everyone learns and everyone makes mistakes. That's why I spread so much positivity with the platform I was given, to be a role model for the kids. I hope that all of my friends, followers and fans truly understand that I have evolved as a human being and I lead with love."
See the original tweets and read the apology in full here.
Social media star ‘Brother Nature’ makes his Twitter account private after old racist/sexist tweets surface online. He is now the #1 trending topic worldwide. pic.twitter.com/GuS0GBchyd— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) October 21, 2018
The statement has, for the most part, been well-received online. Being 12 when he posted the old tweets, Brother Nature was just a child when he shared them. While this doesn't change how offensive they are, his apology seems sincere and fans are praising him for how maturely he has responded to the controversy.
Still, the tweets originally caused pandemonium on Twitter.
Here are just a few of the hilarious reactions and memes.
Yall reading Brother Nature’s old tweets. pic.twitter.com/MpYJq5sZSW— MrVicks (@MrVicks) October 21, 2018
Animals after seeing Brother Nature’s tweets. pic.twitter.com/NUTERTDJDM— vic sanusi (@victoriasanusi) October 21, 2018
Brother Nature: “DAMN! Who even thought to search HITLER and my name???”— X (@XLNB) October 21, 2018
You lot found a wholesome black brudda to replace brother nature in under an hour, this app could find my pops https://t.co/OGL54Y0f69— . (@prodxce) October 21, 2018
Canela when Brother Nature tries to link up pic.twitter.com/650Y3EmTil— Yikes in the Yard (@table4uno) October 22, 2018
Me on Day 1 taking over Brother Nature's job pic.twitter.com/3T7hrGUL1b— Batman (@mrlouisman) October 22, 2018
The animal kingdom after reading Brother Nature's old tweets pic.twitter.com/HJHg9AzPPQ— Mr Ace⚽ #TabooTalkTT (@LateefAce) October 21, 2018
The animals reading Brother Nature’s tweets thinking they can trust him. pic.twitter.com/uugrrCzplF— mommaknowlesbest (@SUGGADADDY) October 21, 2018
“It’s upsetting me and my homegirl bc we feel like if you can’t go to brother Nature then where the hell could you go?” pic.twitter.com/xqx66nmIYI— peta with an a 🇳🇬 (@PROGRAMMRZ) October 22, 2018
We need to log off.