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Zoe Sugg Apologizes After Fans Uncover Offensive Tweets from Years Ago

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It’s been a rough week for Zoe Sugg. First, she faced serious backlash for selling an Advent calendar for WAY more money than it was worth, and now she’s dealing with criticism after old, offensive tweets were dug up and recirculated.

Fans recently uncovered Twitter notes from the YouTube star that were posted in 2010 and 2011 that included nasty nicknames, slut-shaming, homophobic remarks and more offensive things.

They obviously called Zoella out for these old messages, prompting her to both explain herself and apologize for her past words.

“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,” she tweeted. “And a lot of them were taken out of context referring to TV shows but I would never say those 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!”

Although she apologized for her past tweets, some people still aren’t thrilled that she didn’t directly bring up remarks that were made about people’s bodies, sexuality, etc. The 28-year-old has been M.I.A. from social media for the past couple days since writing the apology, so maybe she’ll continue to address the issues soon.