Big Brother BANS Trish from Late and Live as housemate breaks silence on 'racist and homophobic' tweets | The SunNovember 16, 2023
BIG Brother star Trish has broken her silence after her 'racist and homophobic' tweets were exposed – as she's BANNED from appearing on Late & Live.
Trish, 33, was due to be on the spin-off show this evening before massive fan backlash over the historic posts.
The ex-housemate deleted her X account, formerly known as Twitter, but has set up a new one to issue a statement to fans.
She apologised to fans for the there were "no excuses" for her offensive comments, saying she was "deeply disappointed, embarrassed and ashamed".
Trish wrote: "I'm aware that some very concerning old tweets of mine have resurfaced and I would like to sincerely apologise for the harmful stereotypes I perpetuated and the pain I have cause to the marginalised communities and groups of people mentioned.
"There are no excuses for the ignorance that I showed and I am deeply disappointed, embarrassed and ashamed that I once made such comments.
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"I have come a very long way since by educating myself and being educated by others on the impact and harm these views cause.
"It is part of the reason why I am so passionate about standing up for others and holding myself to a high standard of responsibility and accountability for my actions.
"I appreciate the support you've all given me on the show and I understand you feel disappointed.
"I know apologies can seem convenient in these circumstances but I mean it from the bottom of my heart; I am truly sorry.
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"I hope it is possible for you to offer me grace and believe that people can change.
"I am committed to being the person I am now, the person you have known me as – someone who speaks up, stands for what they believe in and is always open to growth and accountability. Love Trish."
Trish is being supported in line with Big Brother's welfare protocols.
A spokesperson for Big Brother told The Sun: “This weekend, we have been made aware of concerning historical tweets.
"We are currently looking into why they were not identified by the independent supplier we engage to review the digital footprint of potential Housemates as part of our pre-checks.”
Fans were furious to discover the offensive posts from 2012 about gay and Asian people.
There are also vile Hitler tweets sent by Trish circulating online, all of which The Sun does not wish to repeat.
The Sun reported calls for Trish to be "cancelled" – having been hailed as a "national icon" by some fans following her appearance on Big Brother.
Viewers were furious when she was evicted on Friday night – moments after crowds chanted "Trish for the win".
Fans have since turned on the former housemate after discovering the offensive tweets.
One fan wrote: "I am so saddened to read all these tweets from Trish over the past few years.
"I was sad she was evicted yesterday but honestly I’m glad she didn’t win in hindsight."
Another fan wrote: "In just a day Trish went from being the nation's sweetheart and being chanted to win to then getting evicted 30 seconds later, became a twitter icon, then got cancelled so hard she had to deactivate."
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"Saddened to see the horrific past tweets that have emerged from Trish’s social media," said another.
"According to ITV, housemates social media accounts were going to be checked by an 'independent specialised service' so how the hell weren’t these found?!"
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