Made in Chelsea star Sam Thompson has apologized after anti-gay tweets he wrote over five years ago resurfaced online.
The popular reality television personality wrote the tweets when he first joined the London-based show in 2013.
‘Top off,’ he tweeted. ‘Nothing gay.’
He then wrote in another tweet to co-star Stevie J: ‘Even by your standards that’s pretty gay dude’
Thompson also repeatedly branded other people ‘gay’ in separate conversations on Twitter six years ago, according to The Sun.
Sam Thompson issues apology
Now Sam Thompson has apologized for his use of words.
‘I was wrong to use language like that,’ he told The Sun. ‘I’ve grown up a lot since 2013 and would now never be so careless with my choice of words.’
He then added: ‘As a society, we’ve also come a long way, and I think we’re now more aware of the power of the words we use.’
Sam Thompson identifies as straight. He has previously appeared on reality television shows such as Celebs Go Dating and Celebrity Big Brother.
Made in Chelsea features Oliver (Ollie) Locke, who came out as bisexual in the early episodes of the series and then later came out as gay in 2016.
Locke said at the time: ‘It’s the first time the viewers have seen me as gay instead of bi. I do say the words “I am a gay man”.
‘For me, this is a big series because I’m talking very openly about gay life, which I have never really done before.
‘I lived with a woman last year when I was off camera and we had two dogs together. Then when we broke up in December, I thought, “That’s it now, I think I’m now gay”,’ he said.