Stormzy apologises for homophobic tweets

His offensive comments were made back in 2011


by Carl Smith |
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Stormzy has apologised for a series of homophobic tweets he posted back in 2011, admitting the 'foul and offensive' things he said were 'unacceptable and disgusting.'

The latest star to fall victim to resurfaced social media slurs - after YouTuber Zoella and I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! contestant Jack Maynard both faced criticism over their words - Stormzy's tweeted of his shame and offered the LGBTQ+ community his 'deepest apologies.'

The tweets, originally posted in 2011 as Stormzy was watching BBC series School for Stars, call a 'little black boy' a 'f**king fag'; something he repeated in the context of EastEnders' November 2011 gay storyline.


Offering his sincere apologies, Stormzy tweeted: "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..

"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...

"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."

He concluded: "Again, I’m sorry to everyone I’ve offended. To the LGBQT community and my supporters and friends, my deepest apologies."

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