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Vine teen admits anti-gay rant was ‘stupid’

Vine teen admits anti-gay rant was ‘stupid’

The teen with 8.7million followers who posted a homophobic rant on video sharing site Vine has apologized.

Nash Grier, 16, sparked anger around the world by showing a clip of an HIV testing product and then screaming ‘fag’.

He took it down, but not before it was recorded and re-uploaded by a fellow social media star, Tyler Oakley who branded it ‘extremely dangerous’.

Now Grier has said sorry on Twitter, Mashable reports.

He commented: ‘I apologize for anything negative I’ve said towards gays and for that matter anyone.

‘I was young, ignorant, stupid and in a bad place.

‘I’ve moved on and learned from my mistakes and I am so truly sorry to anyone I have offended.

‘I have nothing against anyone or anything that promotes equality. Sorry again.’

Tweets apparently coming from his account opposing same-sex marriage and LGBTI rights have also been deleted.

His apology is a clear break with his previous stance on the issue. He had been spending the last few days promoting a video in which he laughs at his own ‘haters’: