YOUTUBER Nella Rose was embroiled in a shocking race row just a few years ago.
The hurtful colourist messages were posted between 2012 and 2016, starting when she was around 12 years old.
In a lengthy video she described herself as being ‘anti-black’ at the time and admitted that she ‘hated being black and African’ while at school.
She said: “I cannot explain how sorry I am for those tweets. Borderline those tweets were terrible, I’m not going to lie to you.
“They were terrible but I’m not going to come on here and be like ‘I was 12, I was 13, I was immature, I was the product of my environment’.
“Two wrongs don’t make a right. I was foul mouthed. I was rude. I was dead wrong. I was ignorant, I’m not going to lie. I was anti-black and it’s weird to say because obviously I’m black but I was anti-black.”
Nella continued: “When I was growing up, living in London, it’s not that I hated being black, but I hated being African. When you’re in year seven, year eight and stuff like that, Africans were always getting cussed.’
“People were getting cussed for having big lips, I was getting cussed for my nose and having picky hair. I was so ashamed of being African that when it came to bringing packed lunch in, I didn’t want to because I was scared that I would stink up the place.
“I genuinely sat there and believed by cussing Somalian people, I would turn the attention of what people were saying about me. I don’t even know how I thought that was acceptable.”
The Sun revealed last week that Nella is taking part in I’m A Celebrity and she has already arrived in Australia to take part.
As well as being huge on social media, Nella – who is originally from Belgium – has hosted MTV’s Catfish UK.Nella has a huge YouTube following[/caption]