Earlier this year, Country music singer Morgan Wallen saw his music taken off of radio and streaming playlists and he was dropped by his record label. Despite the lack of airplay, Wallen’s fans stepped in and put the singer at the top of the charts; as well as, send his albums shooting up the charts despite the appearance of a questionable racial video.

Last week, “American Idol” contestant Caleb Kennedy was dropped from the reality singing competition show after a video appeared that was deemed questionable where Kennedy appeared with someone who allegedly was dressed in the manner of a Kl Klux Klan member.

Despite being eliminated from the show, Kennedy’s music is also shooting up the charts with his EP at number two on iTunes Country chart and a number seven overall.

It was Kennedy himself and his mother who alerted Idol producers about the two second video that appeared on Snapchat. He was dismissed the following day.

According to Kennedy’s mother Anita Gay, the video was taken when Caleb was 12 years old and that the person in the robe was mocking a character in a film they had seen.

Kennedy noted that the video, “displayed displayed actions that were not meant to be taken in that way. I was younger and did not think about the actions, but that’s not an excuse.” He added that he is taking time away from social media to “better myself”.

Noting that he has disappointed people and has lost their respect, Kennedy said, “I’m so sorry! I pray that I can one day regain your trust in who I am and have your respect!”