Adam Ray Okay apologises for racist and "ignorant" tweets

8 April 2020, 11:49

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Jazmin Duribe

By Jazmin Duribe

Adam repeatedly used the N-word and called Nicki Minaj "ghetto".

Adam Ray Okay has issued an apology after his racist tweets were recently unearthed. Adam, real name Adam Martinez, is known for his viral TikTok persona Rosa.

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Earlier this week, tweets from the YouTuber and TikTok star were shared on Twitter. On several occasions, Adam used the N-word and he also called Nicki Minaj "ghetto". The tweets appear to date back from 2012, 2013 and 2014, when Adam would have been a teenager.

Adam has now said that he's "deeply sorry" for his offensive tweets.

In response to a fan, who said they were "disgusted" by his tweets, he replied: "These are disgusting!! My mind at the time of these was so immature and I didn't realise how words can fucking hurt somebody, but that gives no validation for them. I deleted them because that is not watt I represent and I am deeply sorry to anybody I offended."

He followed it up with another Twitter apology, which read: "I am deeply sorry to anybody I have offended. I learn and grow every day and will never try and justify my old ignorant tweets. There was a point in time I didn’t realize how much words can hurt someone.

"The lack of knowledge I had back then does not represent who I am today."