Louisa Johnson Shares Heartfelt Apology For Posting Homophobic Tweets

29 March 2018, 10:38

Louisa Johnson

The former X Factor winner has spoken out about the recently discovered tweets she sent back in 2013.

When Louisa Johnson took the X Factor crown in 2015, she was just 17 years old. Several years before bursting into the charts, it turns out Louisa sent a handful of tweets using homophobic language and these have now resurfaced.

Following the tweets re-emerging, Louisa has shared an apologetic statement on her Twitter account, explaining that her statement was not an excuse but an explanation.

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Louisa's statement read: 'When I was a school girl I made some inappropriate remarks on Twitter. I was young and foolish, and hanging around with the wrong crowd & didn't know any better. That's not an excuse, it's an explanation.'

She went on to add, 'I'm sorry for some of the comments  made at that time on social media. I think it's important for me to speak out about this and say that I don't think it is right or appropriate for anyone to use derogatory language at any time or any age no matter what the circumstances.'

'I am a completely different person to who I was at the age of 14, and I am huge supporter of the LGBT community. I have a lot of young fans and I know I can now use my voice for a message of positivity, inclusion and equality X'.

The tweets began to resurface after Louisa was announced to be performing on the main stage at Birmingham Pride Festival this year...

Louisa Johnson's Homphobic Tweets

Following Louisa's public apology, people were quick to praise her response...

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