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Life catches up with you—especially when you think it’ll be all fun and games to chant racial slurs into a bullhorn while wearing a Nazi flag draped over your shoulders.

It’s a lesson 17-year-old Mat Blood is learning after video of his little stunt—with him marching up and down with the flag and yelling, “Fuck niggers!”—went viral.

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But what in the fresh hell prompted Mat, a student at Noblesville High School in Indiana, to do such a thing? Apparently, there’s nothing that can get him to back down from a good dare, according to WKBW-TV.

I repeat: He did all of this just because his “friends” dared him.

“They dared me to do something—I did it—I really never back out from a dare,” Mat told the news station.

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Now, suddenly, the 17-year-old is realizing that maybe this wasn’t the best way to go about his life, as if “double dog dares” still matter.

“I’m sincerely ashamed,” he said. “I wish I wouldn’t have done it.”

Mat lost his job because of his video, and his school is still deciding what, if any, disciplinary action will be taken. The teen is also worried that his parents may lose their jobs because of his actions, and now he has to do some serious thinking about his future as well.

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“I planned to join the Army, but that’s probably not gonna happen now,” he said. “I’m sorry for all the people I’ve offended. I’m ashamed of myself. There’s no question about it. My family’s ashamed of me.”

Noblesville High School released a statement on the incident, calling it “ugly” and, of course, saying that the school does not condone the behavior:

We are aware of the ugly social media post that has been circulating recently. We do not condone this type of behavior and are passionate about creating an environment where all our students and staff feel respected. We are addressing this issue with the students in question.

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