MTV singer Shawn Mendes under fire after racist tweets about Black people resurfaced
Old tweets are creating new problems for singer Shawn Mendes.
The latest celebrity potentially facing cancel culture is singer Shawn Mendes, who found himself at the center of a social media controversy.
Mendes has issued an apology for racist tweets that included use of the n-word and other insensitive remarks about Black people.
And in one tweet Mendes reportedly wrote at age 14, he used a greater than symbol when referring to “light skin girls.”
In another message, he referred to his friend as the n-word: “regular day with m n**** kareem[sic]” he wrote.
In yet another he joked on Snapchat that he had “afro” because his hair stood up on top of his head, the Daily Mail reports.
He also responded to a friend’s message by writing: “I can see the black coming out in you, Lauren!”
The 21-year-old who last night took the stage at MTV’s VMA awards, apologized last Friday about the racist posts.
“I posted some racially insensitive comments on social media when I was younger, and I am so sorry. I apologize wholeheartedly for what was said and understand how offensive those posts were,” he explained.
Mendes has since deleted the tweets.
“I apologize for everything insensitive that I said in the past. But with that being said, I think that’s not my personality,” he said.