Stormzy Apologises For Using Homophobic Slurs In Resurfaced Tweets

22 November 2017, 13:20 | Updated: 22 November 2017, 13:22

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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:

Following the apology fans took to Twitter to post supportive messages to Stormzy.

This news follows about Zoella and Jack Maynard, who have both come under pressure for resurfaced tweets that included offensive messages.

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