TOWIE's Chris Clark apologises for past "racist" tweets

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Photo credit: @chrisjclark_ / Instagram

From Digital Spy

TOWIE's Chris Clark has apologised for a series of tweets he posted using racist language in 2012 and 2013.

The 22-year-old reportedly wrote tweets saying: "Just can't get my head around someone flying a [plane] into a building. That's why I'm racist" (via The Sun).

Another read: "Why take pictures of your nails? We all have nails I don't need to see you new f**king 'acrylics' f****t n***a."

A third said: "Seeing peasants and thinking shit n***a you sure can clean yourself up. Damn is that you n***a?"

Photo credit: Chris Clark / Instagram

Clark's representatives have said: "The posts are from four and six years ago when Chris was only fifteen and seventeen 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."

Photo credit: Chris Clark / Instagram

The tweets have since been deleted, apart from the 2013 post in which Clark says the 9/11 terror attack had made him "racist".

His representatives have said he was attempting to prove he wasn't racist and that he now regrets writing it.

They added: "Chris was condemning terrorism and was trying to communicate that he is not a racist.

"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."

Photo credit: @chrisjclark_ / Instagram

Clark joined TOWIE in 2016 and is now dating Little Mix singer Jesy Nelson.

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