BRITHOPTV: [News] Grime MC Stormzy Apologises For Past Homophobic Tweets | #Grime #News

Mr. Skeng Causes A Storm In The LBGTQ Community: Grime MC Stormzy Apologises For Past Homophobic Tweets

South London Grime MC Stormzy is  probably having the greatest year of  his life, but things haven’t been  totally smooth-sailing  for him. The Pink News a publication that caters to the Gay community, broke a story that Stormzy had used homophobic slurs on  in the past, calling someone a ‘F****t’ on Twitter.

Stormzy is the latest in a number of high-profile individuals, who have been severely embarrassed, and had their image some what tarnished  following old tweets being unearthed.  The tweets in question date back to 2011 and stretch over a three year period.

In one tweet the multi-award winning MC said:“The black man dancing in the Lucozade advert is a big F****t wtf”

While watching BBC hit series Eastenders in November 2011, he commented on the characters Christian and Syed, who were in a same sex relationship saying: “Loooooool u see syed run into christians arm. Fucking f*g.”

Following the story hitting social media with ferocity, the 24-year-old  took to twitter to apologise for his offensive  language in  a series of tweets.

Expressing his remorse he wrote:

“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.”

“Again, I’m sorry to everyone I’ve offended. To the LGBQT community and my supporters and friends, my deepest apologies”

On a more positive note it has been announced that Stormzy has been nominated in  the BBC Music Awards.

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