What were Elle Darby's racist tweets?

INFLUENCER Elle Darby's vile racist tweets have resurfaced – sparking intense backlash from her fans.

A series of "shameful" old messages from 2011 have come to light, in which Elle insulted various minority groups and used racial slurs.

What were Elle Darby's racist tweets?

Elle, who posts family vlogs on YouTube, has been forced to address the racist tweets she wrote as a teen.

In one tweet from 2011, the influencer wrote: "I hope this Polish t*** driving my bus this morn who nearly kicked me off cus I didn't have my pass crashes."

Another read: "Why do foreign people follow me? I don't speak your grunts, meatheads." while a third said: "I just hate Polish people and Indians really."

As another read: "This bus is sweaty and stinks of Indians."

Elle also wrote: "I really miss my laptop. Wish that effin charger from HK (Hong Kong) would hurry up. Come on ch***s, you're upsetting me."

In other tweets, the influencer made fatphobic and hurtful comments – including using the n-word and alluding to animal cruelty.

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Fans took to social media to express their disgust and pointed out that old accounts of her fiancé, Connor Swift, contained similar hateful words. 

What has Elle Darby said since?

The influencer said she was ashamed of her old tweets and the couple has jointly apologised saying they were "beyond angry" at themselves.

Talking to Instagram, the couple wrote: "Christmas and New Year are traditionally a time for reflection and as such we decided to take some time to look through both of our histories on social.

"We are ashamed to admit that we did not like what we found.

"The both of us were shocked, surprised and devastated by some of the language used in our very old tweets in particular over a decade ago.

"We feel that we all have a responsibility for our own mistakes and to try and take responsibility for our actions, especially the ones that don't paint us in the best light."

The post continued: "These comments are not a reflection of who either of us are as grown adults, nor who we were at the time they were made, and do not align with what we stand for.

"We are beyond angry at ourselves and ashamed that our behaviour will have been hurtful to some of you who have supported our family for so long.

"We can only wish for your forgiveness."

Fans were not been convinced saying Darby should have known better, and that the sheer amount of comments were "shocking and disappointing."

One fan said: "For the age she was, she was old enough to not say such disgusting things. It's not like it's just one tweet either. That is not okay."

An angry follower said: "It's not even like it's one or two things she may have tweeted without thinking, there are literally HUNDREDS of shocking tweets and it's so disappointing."

And a third said, "I'm actually appalled," while another wrote, "I've never seen anything like it."

Elle's management has been contacted for comment.

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