Fabu D aka Black Paddy has come in for a backlash online after asking a homeless person to do a push up challenge. Speaking on Newstalk’s Lunchtime Live the comedian was on the popular show and tried his best to explain what happened..
“After I seen what people were talking about this video, I actually genuinely felt bad,” he said.
“If I have downgraded this guy in any way, or taken advantage of him in any way, I would love to apologise to him.”
He said the challenge is for anybody and everybody.
“I want to just get everyone – doesn’t matter if he was black, if he was white, if he was whatever colour – involved in this challenge, but a happy vibe kind of challenge.
“I was in that situation before; I was homeless for two years in Ireland and I understand how it feels to be homeless.
“I didn’t see the guy as homeless. I just see him as me and I just decide to have fun with a guy, but if I have offended anyone, if anyone was taking that video really personally offensive, I genuinely apologise.
“I’m not for that – I don’t like to create anger or negativity. I like to spread positivity to a lot of people,” he added.