DANCING on Ice star Rufus Hound has admitted being “stupid and hurtful” after tweeting offensive terms including the word retard.
He also mocked Ed Sheeran as a “gay lord” and wrote out in full racist words beginning with N and P.
Dancing on Ice star Rufus Hound has admitted to being ‘stupid and hurtful’Credit: Rex Features
The comedian tweeted offensive terms including the word retard
Last night the leftie comedian said on Twitter: “When I was a younger man, the culture on here was much darker and edgier. I made jokes about race, sexuality, politics, everything.
“You may find those jokes offensive or upsetting. And if you do, there’s a very good chance I hadn’t thought about them or the subjects they covered enough.
“If anything I’ve said or tweeted in the past was stupid or hurtful, it’s because I can be stupid and hurtful. I sincerely try to understand and do better.”
Leftie Rufus told his Twitter followers he would ‘try to do better’Credit: PA:Press Association
Tweets from Hound, 41, had included telling one follower: “Suck my b****, retard.”
He insulted Sheeran for spending a day “writing songs and walking round the hills of Aberfeldy”.
And talking of stars’ privacy and the use of language, the former Celebrity Juice panellist wrote: “And 28 years ago you’d have heard people talking about ‘n*****s and p***s’. So, no problem there?”
Rufus is paired with professional Robin Johnstone on Dancing on IceCredit: Rex Features
On the show’s first night Hound, paired with Robin Johnstone, accused the Government of not feeding “hungry kids”.
Last night ITV refused to condemn his comments.
Hound posted comments suggesting then-PM Theresa May orchestrated the Manchester attacks to help the Tories win the election
Hound later deleted his tweets
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