Love Island newcomer Danny has apologised from inside the villa for his historic use of the N-word on social media.
News broke earlier today that the plumber from Wigan had been ‘cancelled’ after sleuths had discovered an old comment on his social media that used the N-word when replying to a friend.
The comment, which said “My n—-” in response to a friend’s social media post, was then condemned by thousands of Twitter users with many tweeting the Love Island account directly and campaigning for his early exit from the show – before he’d even stepped foot inside the villa that houses this year’s contestants.
According to Metro, Danny has since issued a statement from the villa saying: “I’d like to take the time to apologise to anyone that may have taken offence to my inappropriate remark.
“I never meant anything malicious by this comment at all. I am not a racist person and it’s unacceptable language and ignorant. I meant no offence and feel like I have really learnt from my mistakes and will never use that word again.
“I am a kind loving person and hopefully you get to see that in the show.”
The post in question was made in November of 2019 but was deleted earlier today after it began stirring up controversy.
This led to his dad publicly apologising for it, saying: “Danny does not have a racist bone in his body and there were no racist intentions to this post. Although it was not done maliciously, it was a mistake.
“I absolutely apologise on his behalf for the offence this wording may have caused. That would never have been his intention.”
Love Island airs every night on ITV2 at 9pm.