“He must be held responsible for his egregious comments.”
Morgan Wallen continues to face consequences for using a racial slur.
After a video of the country singer using vulgar language was released by TMZ on Tuesday, the singer was suspended from his record label, Big Loud Records, dropped from multiple radio companies, removed from CMT and barred from ACM Award eligibility — among other repercussions.
Wallen was also dropped by talent agency WME, ABC News confirmed Thursday.
In a statement to ABC News, Guinn shared, “The comments made by Morgan Wallen are atrocious and wrong. This term has an ugly history and Morgan Wallen should be aware of that and work to eradicate its use. I offered to educate him on this matter, but it does not exonerate accountability on his part. He must be held responsible for his egregious comments.”
Many artists, including Mickey Guyton, Jason Isbell, Maren Morris and more, have also spoken out to condemn Wallen’s language and call out the issue of racism in country music.
“Wallen’s behavior is disgusting and horrifying,” Isbell tweeted. “I think this is an opportunity for the country music industry to give that spot to somebody who deserves it, and there are lots of black artists who deserve it.”
Wallen issued an apology for using racial slur following the video’s release.
“I’m embarrassed and sorry. I used an unacceptable and inappropriate racial slur that I wish I could take back,” he said in a statement obtained by “Good Morning America” on Wednesday. “There are no excuses to use this type of language, ever. I want to sincerely apologize for using the word. I promise to do better.”
Even with all of the fallout, Wallen’s music sales have dramatically increased — by over 300%, as reported by Billboard. Just one day after the video surfaced, the “7 Summers” crooner sold a combined 22,500 copies of his album and songs compared to just 5,000 in the U.S. on Feb. 2 — a 339% jump.
ABC News’ Robert Zepeda contributed to this report