I’m A Celeb’s Nella Rose in shocking race row as she apologises saying ‘I was foul-mouthed and wrong’ | The Sun

YOUTUBER Nella Rose was embroiled in a shocking race row just a few years ago.

The 24-year-old, who is taking part in this series of I’m A Celebrity, was forced to apologise after a series of offensive tweets were unearthed.

The hurtful colourist messages were posted between 2012 and 2016, starting when she was around 12 years old.

Nella, who has  a million followers on TikTok, almost 800,000 subscribers to her YouTube channel and 892,000 on Instagram, apologised for her comments in 2020.

In a lengthy video she described herself as being ‘anti-black’ at the time and admitted that she ‘hated being black and African’ while at school.

She said: “I cannot explain how sorry I am for those tweets. Borderline those tweets were terrible, I’m not going to lie to you.

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“They were terrible but I’m not going to come on here and be like ‘I was 12, I was 13, I was immature, I was the product of my environment’.

“Two wrongs don’t make a right. I was foul mouthed. I was rude. I was dead wrong. I was ignorant, I’m not going to lie. I was anti-black and it’s weird to say because obviously I’m black but I was anti-black.”

Nella continued: “When I was growing up, living in London, it’s not that I hated being black, but I hated being African. When you’re in year seven, year eight and stuff like that, Africans were always getting cussed.’

“People were getting cussed for having big lips, I was getting cussed for my nose and having picky hair. I was so ashamed of being African that when it came to bringing packed lunch in, I didn’t want to because I was scared that I would stink up the place.

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“I genuinely sat there and believed by cussing Somalian people, I would turn the attention of what people were saying about me. I don’t even know how I thought that was acceptable.”

The Sun revealed last week that Nella is taking part in I’m A Celebrity and she has already arrived in Australia to take part.

As well as being huge on social media, Nella – who is originally from Belgium – has hosted MTV’s Catfish UK.

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