Stormzy has been forced to apologize for alleged “homophobic” tweets he made on twitter when he was 18. The now deleted tweets were made when Stormzy was 18 back in 2011. One of the tweets was made when Stormzy was watching BBC series School For Stars.
In one he wrote: ‘Put it on BBC1 this little black boy is a fucking fag.’
Whilst another tweet posted on November 2011, insults fictional gay EastEnders couple Christian and Syed.
‘Loooooool u see syed run into christians arm. Fucking fag.’
Stormzy who is one of the biggest grime artists in the UK and has recently released a new album Gang Signs & Prayer which is in reference to his christian faith has apologized for his offensive tweets.
In a statement on twitter Stormzy 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.’
He closed the stream of messages with: ‘Again, I’m sorry to everyone I’ve offended. To the LGBQT community and my supporters and friends, my deepest apologies.’.
The only offensive part of Stormzy tweets is the swearing, everything else is fair game. Stormzy should not be forced to apologize for his beliefs!
22 You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.