I’m A Celebrity’s Myles Stephenson accuses Ellie Goulding’s MUM of racism amid Twitter spat as he says she should be ‘ashamed of herself’
- Tracey started the feud when she tweeted to ask why Myles was ‘trying to sound like a black dude’
- Myles, 28, whose father is Jamaican, hit back with: ‘Please tell me what a “black dude” sounds like Trace?’
- It is not clear if Myles was aware that Tracey is Ellie’s mother at first, but his followers soon alerted him to the fact
- Tracey has since apologised but asserted that she is not racist and claimed her words were taken out of context
- She has since deleted her Twitter account and her Instagram has been set to private
- MailOnline has contacted a spokesperson for Ellie Goulding for comment
I’m A Celebrity’s Myles Stephenson accused Ellie Goulding’s mother, Tracey, of racism amid a Twitter war on Friday.
It all started when Tracey tweeted: ‘Didn’t notice it so much on [the] jungle but what’s with #myles #gmb trying to sound like a black dude??’
You should be ashamed: I’m A Celebrity’s Myles Stephenson accused Ellie Goulding’s MUM (left) of racism amid Twitter spat on Friday
Upsetting: It all started when Tracey shared this tweet after watching a TV appearance with Myles on GMB and he hit back
‘I’ll be sure to tell my “black” side of my family that I sound like them! They’ll be happy! 2020 and racism already starting.’
He shared a grab of her tweet and continued: ‘Say anything you want about my presenting ability but I will not tolerate racism one bit!
‘Especially when I’m just trying to brighten peoples day & ESPECIALLY when your saying that me & my ethnic background sound a certain way!’
Cross: Myles, whose father is Jamaican, said: ‘I’ll be sure to tell my ‘black’ side of my family that I sound like them! They’ll be happy! 2020 and racism already starting’
‘You should be ashamed! #FRacistPeople.’
It is not clear if Myles was aware that Tracey is Ellie’s mother at first, but his followers soon alerted him to the fact.
While Ellie herself has stayed mum on the subject, Tracey hastily apologised and asserted that she believes she is not a racist.
She wrote: ‘I’d like to apologise so much to you Myles and any upset it may have caused, I wrote something very childish I’m SO not racist, it was a flippant remark.
‘I will not tolerate racism’: Myles was furious and had this to say during the exchange
‘I feel so totally ashamed about doing, it was taken out of context please forgive x.’
Myles then wrote that it looked like Tracey had deleted her account and she wrote: ‘I have sent you a genuine apology, I have not deleted my account.
‘I am not racist at all, it was taken out of context.
Sorry: Ellie herself has stayed mum on the subject (stock photo of the singer with her mother)
‘I was childish’: Tracey hastily apologised for her earlier tweet and said it was ‘taken out of context’
‘This account doesn’t exist’: Tracey has since deleted her Twitter account following the exchange
‘If you want to use it and folk want to use it, by all means carry on. I have not racially abused anyone it’s a shame you think so.’
Tracey’s Instagram account is now private and she has deleted her Twitter account.
MailOnline has contacted a spokeperson for Ellie Goulding for comment.
Myles previously discussed his before about his Jamaican heritage when his grab passed away aged 89 last month.
He shared a picture of the two of them together and wrote: ‘Started In Jamaica and gave everyone the tools to conquer the world!
‘The music I make will keep you dancing up there and My restaurant will be named after YOU down here. Ima continue to try make you proud day in day out in everything I do!’
Beloved: Myles pictured with his mother Victoria after leaving I’m A Celebrity last month
Love: Myles pictured with his late granny, who sadly passed away aged 89 back in December
More to say: He later tweeted these messages to his fans as he defended his tweets, asserting that he hasn’t ‘insulted Tracey’
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