Singer coming to Penn State for Movin’ On backtracks after calling university ‘Sandusky Land’

From CDT staff reportsApril 26, 2013 

A singer who will perform at Penn State’s annual Movin’ On music festival Friday criticized the university on her social media accounts, calling the university “Sandusky Land.”

Keisha Jackson, who is a backup singer for rapper Big Boi, wrote on Twitter and Facebook: “Hmm... playing Sandusky Land today (Penn State). Should be interesting.”

Immediately, Jackson was criticized on her Twitter account, and then she took to apologizing — profusely.

“My heartfelt apologies to PSU for the incredibly insensitive statement,” she tweeted. “I'm a mom who had a sensitive moment!”

Then the Twitterverse started applauded her for apologizing.

Jackson deleted her remarks but not before bloggers at Onward State got a screenshot.

Big Boi takes the stage at 8 p.m.

Centre Daily Times is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service