After commenting on a tweet by a homeless person on Twitter, CJ Perry apologized in a (now-deleted) statement.
After retweeting a comment on how difficult it is to "keep going when you're homeless," and how everyone "ignores you"
and "is a reminder of what you previously had," the former Lana drew criticism on Twitter, adding, "you have a device to tweet from."
After receiving some criticism on Twitter after the incident, Perry sent a few now-deleted Tweets, initially posting (Wrestling Inc):
"Let me clarify something on a tweet that has been making the rounds.
Being homeless myself, I have a great deal of compassion for those who are. However, I was happy to have a phone to tweet from.
Most people are unaware of my two stints as a homeless person while pursuing huge aspirations.
Perry said, "I realize my Eastern European upbringing and motivational speech did not strike a chord with many of you. Because my ballet teachers "believed in me,
" they beat me as a child and teenager and threw shoes at me. If I came out as insensitive and did additional harm, I apologise. In the best way I knew how
I genuinely tried to inspire. something I failed at, and I'm sorry.
It always helped when others did that to me, but in this case, it is clear that it did not. I apologize for it.