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Zoella Has Apologized After A Number Of Offensive Old Tweets Went Viral

"I'm only human!"

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YouTuber Zoella has apologized after a number of her old tweets – in which she used the words "skank" and "chav" and said she found it funny when gay men spit – went viral.

I find it so funny how zoella has managed to rebrand herself as some kind of sweet, unproblematic saint

In a series of tweets today, Zoella, real name Zoe Sugg, apologized for the language she used, saying her words had been taken out of context and that she's only human.

I’ve seen a few of my old tweets from 7/8 years ago floating around (which I have now deleted) using words like “ch…

things now and I’m sorry if I have offended anyone, that was not my intention. Obviously that is not who I am today…

The comments come after the pharmacist Boots reduced the price of her advent calendar, following a backlash to the fact it was on sale for £50, despite only having 12 doors.

so Zoella has done a video like “I am just the creative side, I just do the concept and then that is handed to the…

some working class families are probably busting their asses right now trying to afford that £50 Zoella advent cale…

JaackMaate's video inspired me to see how much Zoella's £50 Christmas Advent calendar was worth. After searching f…

Following the apology, Sugg appears to have deleted her old tweets.

A representative for Sugg told BuzzFeed News that they have no further comment on the matter.

Rachael Krishna is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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