Gay Times‘ star fitness columnist, Charlie King has threatened to walk from the title unless the Editor, Josh Rivers is fired.

Charlie King, who has contributed to Gay Times magazine for two years as their fitness expert and was their cover star in January this year, has threatened to walk from the legendary title unless a new editor is found.


Taking to social media, King told his 420,000 Twitter followers that he would not work with anyone like Mr Rivers, “apology or not”.

Speaking to King said, “I absolutely love the magazine and trust they have done the right thing”.


Yesterday it emerged that Josh Rivers, who had only just been promoted to the outlet’s Editor in October had sent dozens of offensive tweets aimed numerous minority groups. The tweets were sent between 2010 and 2015.

Rivers who was working on a mandate to promote inclusivity and diversity at the magazine described Jews as “gross” and directed hatred towards lesbians, overweight people, the disabled and Asian and Chinese people in the tweets unearthed by Buzzfeed.

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In a post published on Twitter, Rivers wrote, that he was “sorry” and describe the tweets as “hateful”.

Gay Times reacted swiftly to denounce Rivers’ words and said that he was suspended, pending an investigation.

This article has been updated to include a quote from Charlie King.

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