Jack Maynard Apologises After Past Racist Tweets Are Found Online

21 November 2017, 10:08

Jack Maynard
Jack Maynard. Picture: Other

By Josh Lee

The YouTuber and I'm A Celebrity... star used the N-word and other offensive language in the past

Jack Maynard has apologised via a representative after a string of offensive tweets were unearthed.

The tweets, which were all shared between 2011-13, include homophobic, ableist and racist slurs. In one, he replies to a follower with "damn n****r be jealous of my brains," while he refers to someone as a "retarded f*g" in another. The discovery comes just a week after fellow YouTuber Zoella apologised after old offensive tweets of hers came to light.

Jack Maynard offensive tweet
Jack Maynard's offensive tweet. Picture: Twitter
Jack Maynard offensive tweet
Jack Maynard's offensive tweet. Picture: Twitter

A representative for Jack Maynard apologised on his behalf

In a statement, a spokesperson said, "Jack is ashamed of these tweets, many were deleted a long time ago. He would never use that language now and realises this kind of retaliatory, inflammatory, insulting language is completely unacceptable.

An ITV spokesperson said that Jack, who is currently in the I'm A Celebrity... jungle," has issued a full apology and has deleted the tweets that he sent." At present, Jack's future in I'm A Celebrity... looks unaffected by the controversy.