Winter Love Island star Connor Durman has apologized for his racist language after vile messages aimed at his ex-girlfriend came to light in January.
Connor took to his Instagram account on Thursday to issue an impassioned statement in which he acknowledged his flaws in the midst of the Black Lives Matter movement, with him also saying that he is determined to educate himself.
Connor branded his ex-girlfriend Stevie-Leigh Pich a ‘sl**’ and a sl**’ and then said that her apparently sleeping with black men made her a ‘rank’, and added that ‘it makes me sick’.
In the statement he penned:
‘During my time in lockdown and seeing the BLM movement it has given me time to reflect on my past and comments made during a heated conversation between myself and my ex girlfriend before my time in Love Island in 2019.
‘Firstly I would like to say I’m extremely sorry for my inappropriate and racist remarks written in the message….
‘I completely failed to think about my words and ended up saying something hurtful and insensitive when I was in an angry and emotional state of mind, talking privately with someone close to me.
‘The comments made were not a true reflection of the Connor Durman you all know today. However I understand now, there is no excuse for reinforcing racist comments…
You can read his full statement below.