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Billie Eilish Apologises After 'Racist' Video Emerges

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Billie Eilish Apologises After 'Racist' Video Emerges

Billie Eilish has apologised for her behaviour after footage emerged of her using racist language.

The singer said she was 'appalled' by the video, which was filmed around five years ago when she was '13 or 14'.

The clip has been shared across TikTok and shows her appearing to mouth the word 'ch***' - which was used in Tyler, the Creator's 2011 song 'Fish' - as well as speaking with an affected accent.

In a post to her Instagram account, Eilish said she was 'embarrassed' by the footage and that she wasn't aware what the slur really meant at the time.

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She wrote: "I am appalled and embarrassed and want to barf that I ever mouthed along to that word.

"This song was the only time I'd ever heard that word as it was never used around me by anyone in my family.

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"Regardless of my ignorance and age at the time, nothing excuses the fact is that it was hurtful. And for that I am sorry."

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She added: "It is absolute gibberish and just me goofing around, and is in NO way an imitation of anyone or any language, accent, or culture in the SLIGHTEST.

"I not only believe in, but have always worked hard to use my platform to fight for inclusion, kindness, tolerance, equity and equality.

"We all need to continue having conversations, listening and learning. I hear you and I love you. Thank you for taking the time to read this."

This comes after her 19-year-old boyfriend Matthew Tyler Vorce's recent apology for past use of racist and homophobic language on Twitter and Facebook.

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The actor reportedly used offensive slurs about Black and gay people, as well comments that body-shamed Adele, who he called the 'British Miss Piggy' back in 2012.

In a post to his Instagram account, Vorce apologised for any harm his words may have caused.

He said: "I want to apologise for the things that I wrote on social media in the past.

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"The language I used was hurtful and irresponsible and I understand how offensive those words are.

"Whether it was a lyric, a quote or just me being dumb, it does not matter.

"I am ashamed and deeply sorry that I used them in any context. It is not how I was raised and it is not what I stand for. I shouldn't have used this language in the first place and I won't use it again. I am so sorry for the hurt I have caused.

"I take full responsibility and continue to hold myself accountable for my actions."

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Topics: Instagram, Racism, Billie Eilish, Entertainment, US Entertainment, TikTok

Dominic Smithers
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