“I was in a friend group where we were saying the most shocking things for the sake of shock value, and you know, in the same kind of messages, I said extremely anti-Semitic things, and it’s not representative of who I am because I go to synagogue every week, and my parents are Jewish. This isn’t ... who I am. There is no weight behind what I said, no animus. It was simply who could say the most shocking thing. That was the friend group I was with at the time. Those are the people I was with.”

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