The YouTuber was removed from I’m A Celebrity after the tweets resurfaced online.
Speaking about the tweets in the video, Jack says, ” At this point, this was back when I was in school. I just left school and I didn’t know what I was doing,” adding that, “I was getting into arguments with people on Twitter. It was right before I ever had any kind of following, before I knew I’d ever have any impact online. […] I was just stupid. I said some really inconsiderate things.”
The tweets, which were revealed by The Sun and date from 2011 to 2013, feature Jack saying “At alices with my n*****s”, as well as the homophobic slur “retarded f****t” in an exchange. He also says, “hahaha shutup you f****t… By the way who hit you with a shovel?” in another.
The press coverage of the tweets led the creator to exit the I’m A Celebrity jungle just days after the show’s launch, with Jack’s agent saying: “It is only fair that everyone should be aware of any allegations made against them and should also have the right to defend themselves.”
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In a further statement, a spokesperson added that Jack is “ashamed” of the tweets, many of which were taken offline “a long time ago”. “He would never use that language now and realises this kind of retaliatory, inflammatory, insulting language is completely unacceptable,” she said.
Following his exit, new allegations against the YouTuber surfaced from The Daily Mirror, who published screenshots that appear to show Jack asking an underage girl for naked photos. As of publishing, he has yet to respond to the paper’s allegations directly.