After commenting on a homeless man's message on Twitter, CJ Perry apologized in a (now-deleted) statement.
The ex Lana criticized her on Twitter, saying "keep going when you're homeless" and everyone "ignores you" and "what you had before,
Reminds me of "you have a gadget to tweet" after retweeting a comment on how difficult it is to tweet.
In response to the backlash on Twitter, Perry released some now-deleted tweets, initially saying
“Let me clarify something on a tweet that is happening all around. Most people are unaware of my two stints as a homeless person chasing big aspirations.
Being homeless myself, I have great compassion for others. But I am grateful because I had a phone to tweet."
Perry commented, "I realize my Eastern European heritage and the motivational speech didn't strike a chord with many of you.
Because my ballet teachers "trusted me," they beat me as a kid and teen and threw shoes at me.
If I came across as insensitive and did additional damage, I apologize.
In the best way I knew how, I really tried to inspire.
Something I failed, and I'm sorry. It always helped when others did it to me, but in this case, it's clear it didn't. I apologize for this.