For the past two weeks, #HurtBae is the hashtag that’s taken our social media timelines by storm. If you haven’t even heard of the hashtag and are wondering who hurt who, here’s how it went down: Leonard Long III confessed in a video clip posted by The Scene that he cheated on his college sweetheart Kourtney Jorge multiple times. And of course, heart-wrenching occurrences like such are never an easy walk in the park.
But in a new interview with Krispy Shorts, 23-year-old Long admits that he still cares deeply about his ex even though his stoic expression throughout the video seems to say otherwise. “I was definitely emotional,” Long explained in regards to his perceived absence of feelings during the confession to Jorge. “Just because it wasn’t written all over my face doesn’t mean I didn’t feel some type of way. That’s the way that I process the moment.”
“I’m 23 years old,” he continued. “I’m a young man trying to navigate the world. I’m going to make mistakes and learn from those mistakes and live my life better…hold myself to a higher standard. I know I’m the most hated guy in America, but I swear I’ve changed. I would never want to put someone through that again…Men do their dirt and we have to be more responsible not getting caught. Women do too. They just happen to be experts at hiding.”
According to Long, his relationship with Jorge actually ended about three years ago, but she had signed them up for a casting call about cheating ex-lovers not too long ago. With his consent, they decided to go to the casting call, believing in would be good for “closure.” But, as we all found out, it was the exact opposite as Jorge found herself brought to tears when Long didn’t seem regretful of his actions.
Nevertheless, Long believes that Jorge is doing great with her newfound fame that the now-viral video has brought her. “I’m proud of her. I hope she gets all that she can out of this.” He even offered a smile at the closing of the video, “I made that b**ch famous,” referencing the Kanye West lyric from his song “Famous.”