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Outer Banks Star Chase Stokes Apologizes for Past Homophobic Tweets

'Outer Banks' Star Chase Stokes Apologizes for Past Homophobic Tweets

'Outer Banks' Star Chase Stokes Apologizes for Past Homophobic Tweets

The Netflix actor claimed he was hacked. 

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Another day, another celebrity whose past offensive social media posts are resurfacing and coming to the light. This time Chase Stokes, the lead star of Netflix's super popular coming-of-age/adventure series Outer Banks, is the one learning the lesson that what you put out into the internet never really goes away forever...

According to Teen Vogue, some of Stokes' old social media posts from Facebook and Twitter (one dating back to as far as 2007) featured racist, ableist, homophobic slurs.

"Yes. I will address this. I was not hiding," Stokes said in an apology statement (via the infamous notes app) that he posted on Twitter after the web started circulating his old posts. 

He continued:

"I consulted in one of my closest friends just as anybody else would. I have posted insensitive tweets. My Facebook has been hacked countless times. The picture isn't even of me or anybody I know. Again, I am incredibly sorry. I really am. I hope you guys see what I am currently doing and how I am continuing to do the right thing by being respectful in today's climate. This does not excuse my words, nor am I excusing myself. I will continue to work towards using my platform in the same capacity I have been and doing/bringing light to the world."

In a strange move, though, shortly after Stokes posted his notes app apology, everything on his Twitter account was scrubbed, even the apology itself. Now all that remains on Stoke's Twitter account are two tweets where the 27-year-old makes the assertion that he was hacked. 

"Somebody obviously got access to my account," he claimed. "So I’m trying to solve this."

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Raffy Ermac

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Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel

Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel