Nearly 20 homophobic tweets have been found on the Hip Hop artist, Stormzy’s twitter account.
The tweets, some of which date back to 2011 use homophobic slurs, like “no homo” and “faggot” to blast critics on his social media account. At least one was aimed at an actor for dancing on an advert.
Tweets sent from the MOBO-award winning artist’s account used insults like “faggot” and “gay” as a pejorative term.
The tweets were sent from his account before he achieved chart success in 2017 and before he was named on the BBC Influential Sound of 2015 list. The artist has had a number 1 album in the UK, selling at least 100,000 records – achieving a Gold disk.
At least 19 tweets were found using homophobic language. The tweets, which were dated between 2011 and 2014 have now all, seemingly, been deleted.
Tweets sent from his official account suggested that men who use straighteners or curling tongs are “fags” whilst another tweet blasted an actor in a Lucozade advert as a “big faggot” for dancing.
The tweets, discovered by PinkNews have now been deleted, but we managed to find some of them before they were pulled from Twitter.
Stewies a lil faggot
— #GSAP (@Stormzy1) February 27, 2012
“@Bugszyone: @Stormzy1 why are you mad confident lol? Girls init..” Are you a faggot ?
— #GSAP (@Stormzy1) April 22, 2014
— #GSAP (@Stormzy1) August 15, 2012
@ArgonArtist riding that woodwork like some faggot innit smh
— #GSAP (@Stormzy1) May 19, 2012
— #GSAP (@Stormzy1) November 3, 2014
Another Tweet suggests that being gay was a slur and asked his critics whether they were gay. Another message questioned whether being mature was also “gay”.
Stormzy is the latest high profile person with homophobic content discovered on their social media feeds. Last week Josh Rivers, the former editor of Gay Times was fired after a series of offensive tweets were discovered in his timeline. This week I’m A Celebrity Star, Jack Maynard was forced to leave the jungle to confront and defend tweets sent from his Twitter account.
Last month new Labour MP, Jared O’Mara was suspended after homophobic messages were found on forums.
THEGAYUK.com reached out to Stormzy’s record label, Warner / ADA for comment.