The 22-year-old called himself a 'racist' in messages from 2012 and 2013
TOWIE‘s Chris Clark has apologised after being caught using vile racist language on Twitter.
In a series of shocking messages unearthed from 2012-2013, the 22-year-old even goes as far as to label himself a ‘racist’.
The comments include controversial and insensitive opinions, with one making reference to 9/11.
Chris – who’s dating Little Mix’s Jesy Nelson – has now offered an explanation for his Tweets.
After they emerged yesterday, a representative told The Sun: ‘The posts are from four and six years ago when Chris was only 15 and 17 years old.
‘These are not the kinds of messages which represent him in 2017. He was a big fan of rap music and foolishly adopted some of the lyrics of his favourite artists in these posts.
‘He understands how inappropriate these messages are, particularly now he reaches wider audiences and he deeply regrets his actions.
‘He apologises unreservedly to anyone offended by these posts and reiterates that he had no ill intention.’
The Tweets have since been deleted from Chris’s account, except the 9/11-related one, in which he claims that the 2001 attack had made him a ‘racist’.
His representative now says that he was actually trying to prove he wasn’t racist, adding: ‘Chris was condemning terrorism and was trying to communicate that he is not a racist.
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‘He accepts his use of language was wrong and again apologises unreservedly. This Tweet was also from many years ago when Chris was young and impressionable.’
Chris joined TOWIE in 2016. He went public with Jesy, 25, earlier this month.