Tweets showing former I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here star Jack Maynard joking about rape have been revealed.
The Sun reports two tweets, which have since been deleted, show YouTuber Maynard joking about raping anyone who could help to get him more Twitter followers.
The full post, which was shared on 11 November 2011, when Maynard was aged 16, said: "If you get me to 1500 followers by tomorrow... I will kiss you....... Most likely rape you though."
YouTuber Maynard lasted just 72 hours in the jungle. Credit: ITV/I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here
In a second tweet from the same year, Maynard sent a tweet saying: "I raped her...haha."
The paper reports that Maynard only deleted the old tweets after an eight-year-old fan told him they were still online.
A source told the Sun: "These tweets really are unforgivable from Jack.
"To joke about such a serious subject shows a real lack of awareness from him, particularly given the fact so many of his fans are impressionable young girls.
"He cannot use age as an excuse either. It doesn't matter how old you are when it comes to joking about rape.
Credit: YouTube/Jack Maynard
"He only deleted the tweets after a young girl, who was aged just eight at the time, messaged her hero asking him to take them down."
Maynard left the jungle after just three days after it was revealed he had sent homophobic and racist tweets.
Shortly after leaving the jungle he posted a lengthy apology online, in which he said: "I'm so sorry to anyone that I offended, anyone I upset, anyone I made feel uncomfortable.
"Now like a lot of you growing up, I was all over social media. In fact, my life is on social media. I've grown an amazing following so now, through that social media has led to being my job, my entire job is this online and everything that comes with it.
"And I've messed up. I've been really stupid in the past and tweeted some horrible things, some pretty disgusting things that I'm just ashamed of.
"I was young, I was stupid, I was careless. I just wasn't thinking back when I'd just left school, and I didn't know what I was doing getting into arguments with people on Twitter before I knew I'd have any impact online.
"I was just stupid. I said some really inconsiderate things. It's hard. Growing up online is hard. All I can do is just beg and encourage that you guys don't make the same mistakes as well."
However, his apology received criticism from some quarters, with people remarking that he didn't seem sincere and asking why he had chosen to make a video apology - something he could make money off - rather than a written one.
Source: The Sun;
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