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Apartment complex near CCU says their Instagram was 'taken over' after racist post
An apartment complex at Coastal Carolina University said their Instagram account was taken over Sunday, after receiving criticism over a racist post the night before.The account is for the Coastal Club Apartments and in a now-deleted post, the account shared a photo that said "WE WANT WHITE TENANTS IN OUR WHITE COMMUNITY."(CREDIT: Twitter user: @itssimplyme3)

An off-campus apartment complex near Coastal Carolina University said their Instagram account was taken over Sunday, after receiving criticism over a racist post the night before.

The account is for the Coastal Club Apartments and in a now-deleted post, the account shared a photo that said "WE WANT WHITE TENANTS IN OUR WHITE COMMUNITY."

Saturday night, a Twitter user shared the post, and it has been receiving a lot of responses and shares.

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Sunday, the account deleted that post, and posted a photo that said "NO ROOM FOR RACISM."  In that post, the apartment complex said their community will always be a home to all people.

"Early this morning we were made aware that our Instagram account had been surreptitiously taken over and consequently, a hateful post had been placed on our community feed," the account posted.   They said they will also be reaching out to the University, and giving any information they have to the authorities.

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"Our management team worked to remove the post, and said persons/peoples access from our account," they wrote.

Another Twitter user shared that post in response to the original tweet.

Another user shared an email the team sent to tenants, which included similar language.

Sunday evening the CCU chapter of the NAACP met virtually to share its outrage over the post and the complex's actions thereafter.

"It's not enough for a response, it's not enough to say, there was a post, we took it down, that's it. it's not enough to just apologize," said chapter President Euniqua Jones.

A regional manager for the apartment complex joined the meeting and chimed in as well about how they plan on handling the alleged takeover of the page.

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"But I want you guys to know that we are definitely working behind the scenes trying to figure out what took place, our first step was to apologize to our residents, to apologize to our followers because we don't know exactly what happened or who posted this," said Krystal Hoover.

Hoover said they are planning to discuss the matter further with their attorneys come Monday.

Coastal Carolina University said the apartment complex is privately owned and not a CCU property. 


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