I’m A Celebrity’s Roman Kemp apologises for ‘shameful’ abusive tweets in grovelling video before heading to the jungle – The Sun
I'm A Celebrity's Roman Kemp has apologised for writing abusive social media posts before heading to the jungle.
The 26-year-old has decided to explain his past after Jack Maynard was kicked off the show in 2017 for historic racist and homophobic tweets.
Apparently keen to avoid a repeat of Jack's short lived I'm A Celeb fame, Roman has wisely got in front of the problem.
He has trawled his own Twitter account to see if he had ever "posted anything that could cause harm or offence to someone".
And Roman admitted he did find things that he's "not at all proud of".
He added: "Being totally honest, I’m shocked and appalled and ashamed to say I did find things."
"I did find things I’m not at all proud of. I don’t associate myself with that. I know the person who wrote those things is not the man I am now, but they were there."
Roman didn't reveal what the posts contained and has now deleted them.
"I made the conscious decision to get those things, I have deleted those things, I don’t want that negativity in the world," he said.
"I don’t want the legacy I have on the internet to be a place where there is negativity, or something that can cause offence.
"For anyone that has ever been offended by something I have said online, I am truly, deeply and utterly sorry.
"Going forward, I want to be that good social media user that spreads happiness about humans, not negativity.
"I hope that you watching this want to do the same. Together, let’s make the internet a bit of a better place."
On Tuesday, November 21, Ant and Dec shocked viewers by saying Jack had left the show at the start of that night's show.
It emerged that as well as the racist and homophobic tweets Jack had sent he had also begged a 14-year-old fan to send him nude pictures.
According to the Mirror Online, the YouTube sensation, 23, told her that her "boobs are so nice" and "would look good in a bra shot" but later branded her a "bore" and "ugly freak", when she refused to share pictures.
The messages were reportedly sent from Jack's Facebook account – which he took down yesterday – in December 2011, when he was 17.
Speaking about the incident, the girl, now 20, said: "He was 16, I was 14. It was something that happens to everyone.
"I never once felt harassed. We were kids, it's not once harmed me at all in any way. It’s in the past. It is a serious allegation to make, but you’re a kid, you make mistakes.
"He didn’t know how old I was, and I didn’t know how old he was at the time. I cannot stress enough that the messages were harmless."
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