Stormzy Apologises For Using Homophobic Slurs In Resurfaced Tweets
22 November 2017, 13:20
The rapper is "deeply" sorry for his actions.
Stormzy has apologised after offensive homophobic tweets were resurfaced from his account.
The now deleted tweets were posted while the ‘Blinded By Your Grace’ rapper was watching a BBC series called ‘School For Stars’.
In one of the many tweets between 2012 and 2014, he wrote: “Put it on BBC1 this little black boy is a f*cking fag.”
While another controversial tweet read: “lool you see Syed run into Christian's arms? F*cking f*ggot."
During a conversation with a fan he asked: “Are you a f*ggot?”
After the tweets were resurfaced and highlighted by a range of publications, Stormzy took to Twitter to issue a sincere apology for his actions.
"I said some foul and offensive things whilst tweeting years ago at a time when I was young and proudly ignorant," he began. "Very hurtful and discriminative views that I’ve unlearned as I’ve grown up and become a man.."
Read his lengthy apology below:
I said some foul and offensive things whilst tweeting years ago at a time when I was young and proudly ignorant. Very hurtful and discriminative views that I’ve unlearned as I’ve grown up and become a man..— #GSAP (@Stormzy1) 22 November 2017
The comments I made were unacceptable and disgusting, full stop. Comments that I regret and to everyone I’ve offended, I am sorry, these are attitudes I’ve left in the past. The homophobic language I used was, embarrassingly, a part of my vocabulary when I was younger and...— #GSAP (@Stormzy1) 22 November 2017
ignorance made me feel comfortable to use them whilst not understanding the hate and the ramifications they carry. That isn’t an excuse, I take responsibility for my mistakes and hope you can understand that my younger self doesn’t reflect who I am today.— #GSAP (@Stormzy1) 22 November 2017
Again, I’m sorry to everyone I’ve offended. To the LGBQT community and my supporters and friends, my deepest apologies— #GSAP (@Stormzy1) 22 November 2017
Following the apology fans took to Twitter to post supportive messages to Stormzy.
Proud of you for not shying away from accountability xxx— Congolesa Banned (@judeinlondon2) 22 November 2017
Our mistakes of youth are what teaches us hopefully to be better adults.— Firstplacelast (@Firstplacelast) 22 November 2017
So much respect for you. Admitting your mistakes, and learning from them is what matters. Xx— My name is Tash and i tweet a lot of random shite (@Osforthewin) 22 November 2017
This news follows about Zoella and Jack Maynard, who have both come under pressure for resurfaced tweets that included offensive messages.