"I'm Only Human" - Zoella Hits Back As Uncovered Tweets Reveal She Used Homophobic & Fat Shaming Slurs

15 November 2017, 17:20 | Updated: 4 December 2017, 11:10

Zoella Tweets

The YouTube star has been forced to defend herself.

With a huge audience of young people, Zoella is one of the YouTube powerhouses. She’s amassed over 16 million subscribers across her two accounts and is one of the most popular stars online.

But uncovered tweets have shown that she previously shared homophobic and fat-shaming messages on Twitter with her followers.

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The now deleted tweets have been widely shared since they were re-discovered and will come as a huge surprise to her loyal fanbase.

Zoella Homophobic Tweet

Amongst the most shocking tweets is one that reads ‘I find it funny when gay men spit...it’s like they’re trying to be a bit macho but it never works...’ whilst others include the words ‘fat chav’ and another sees her claim that someone should’ve “kept her legs shut”.

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Zoella TweetsZoella Tweets The tweets were originally posted back in 2010, 2011 and 2012, but they will still come as a shock to people who hold the YouTube in such high esteem.

Given the reaction the the messages, Zoella has now defended herself and shared a lengthy statement on Twitter to seemingly try and apologise for her words.

She wrote, ‘I’ve seen a few of my old tweets from 7/8 years ago floating around (which I have now deleted) using words like “chav” “skank” and other words I wouldn’t use now as part of my language and lot of them were taken out of context referring to TV shows but I would never say those’

She continued, ’things now and I’m sorry if I have offended anyone, that was not my intention. Obviously that is not who I am today and I’d like to think I’m a little older and wiser! I’m not perfect and I’ve never claimed to be, I’m only human!’.

But Twitter was split with many fans defending the star, whilst others were simply shocked at the messages that had been uncovered...

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