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Celebrity Big Brother star Zeze Millz’s offensive tweets resurface – before mysteriously being deleted

EVICTED Celebrity Big Brother star Zeze Millz has had ‘homophobic’ and apparently racist tweets resurface – before being mysteriously deleted.

The Sun has uncovered shocking historic posts made on social media platform twitter, now known as X, back in November 2010 and May 2011.

RexThe Sun has uncovered historic tweets from Zeze Millz which appear to be homophobic and racist[/caption]

Prior to her Celebrity Big Brother stint, Zeze was best known as a YouTuber and influencerRex

ErotemeZeze made it to the final week of the reality show[/caption]

Despite being over a decade old, they were still live on Zeze’s page as recently as Tuesday evening, before being mysteriously deleted on Wednesday morning after we approached her management.

The first offensive tweet, posted on Nov 3 2010, saw Zeze, now 34, make what many will see as a racist claim about Chinese restaurants.

A second tweet, made on May 18 2011, saw Zeze – who herself identifies as bisexual – appear to make a homophobic remark by replying to someone using a word that is used as a gay slur.

Eight days later, on May 26 2011, she tweeted a different person and used the same word.

‘It’s frustrating and surprising’

While The Sun will not repeat the upsetting language, a fan of the YouTube personality told us they were disappointed after coming across the social media posts.

“I was a fan of Zeze on Celebrity Big Brother, so I was really shocked and upset when I scrolled back through her social media and discovered her using a highly offensive term about the LGBTQ community.

“It was also frustrating and surprising to see her pedalling racist tropes about Chinese restaurants in an apparent attempt at humour.

“I appreciate these posts were made when she was a lot younger and people evolve, but watching her take impassioned stances on the show about now judging others feels hypocritical considering these tweets she has made in the past.”

ITV responds

The follower also questioned the background checks ITV and production company Initial put into place.

“These shows claim to vet people’s backgrounds and social media history but I stumbled on these tweets very easily and quickly, so clearly things are falling through the cracks.”

The Sun contacted reps for Zeze multiple times and did not receive any response.

ITV and Initial commented: “Extensive background checks are carried out on all potential Housemates including a review of their social media history which provides an overview of how they use social media now and previously. 

“The Big Brother rules set out expectations for behaviour in the House.  All Housemates undergo respect and inclusion training, and we closely monitor language and behaviour in the House.”

This is the second social media scandal to hit the show since ITV rebooted Big Brother back in October last year.

A second scandal

Trish Balusa on the civilian series came under fire when historic tweets she had written fourteen years ago resurfaced.

The shocking messages were posted in 2012 and included references to Asian people and lesbians, as well as vile Hitler tweets, which The Sun does not wish to repeat.

As a result of the posts coming to light, Trish’s scheduled appearances on Big Brother’s spin-off show Late & Live the week after her eviction were cancelled.

She was also uninvited from the series’ final, which saw evicted housemates return.

Who has won Celebrity Big Brother?

THE first Celebrity Big Brother aired in March 2001 on Channel 4.

Roll on 23 years and a switch to Channel 5 in 2011, CBB is now into its 23rd season and is being hosted for the first time by ITV.

Here’s who has won the coveted title so far:

Season 1 (2001): Comedian Jack Dee beat actress Claire Sweeney despite walking out of the house and evading security for about an hour. The series was also more memorable for Vanessa Feltz telling Big Brother to “f*** off” after chalking “incarcerated”, “ambushed” and “restricted” on the table.

Season 2 (2002): Take That favourite Mark Owen triumphed over TV host Les Dennis. The latter won over the sympathy of the audience after his marriage breakdown to wife Amanda Holden.

Season 3 (2005): Maraca shaking Bez walked out the winner ahead of Blazin’ Squad‘s Kenzie. The Happy Mondays star scooped the £50,000 and went on 10-hour bender, blowing the cash.

Season 4 (2006): This was the season when Big Brother really mixed things up – by sending in a non-celebrity from fictional band Kandy Floss. However, Chantelle Houghton won over viewers and housemates alike and was crowned the winner. During her time in the house she found love with Ordinary Boys singer Preston. There was also added drama when George Galloway pretended to be Rula Lenska‘s pet cat

Season 5 (2007): Actress Shilpa Shetty won after being caught up in a racism bullying row with former BB contestant Jade Goody, model Danielle Lloyd, and S Club‘s Jo O’Meara

Season 6 (2009): Ulrika Jonsson beat Terry Christian, but controversy came in the form of rapper Coolio who was slammed by viewers as misogynistic, however he finished in third spot.

Season 7 (2010): Alex Reid beat Dane Bowers and Vinnie Jones with a huge 65% of the vote. Alex married Katie Price one month later.

Season 8 (2011): In the first series to air on Channel 5, Big Fat Gypsy Wedding star Paddy Doherty was the unexpected winner, beating singer Kerry Katona.

Season 9 (2012): Loose Women star Denise Welch triumphed over X Factor contestant Frankie Cocozza, after stripping off while drunk and jumping into the hot tub topless.

Season 10 (2012): Comedian Julian Clary got the nod in the vote over Coleen Nolan.

Season 11 (2013): The X Factor’s Rylan Clark beat couple Heidi Montag
Spencer Pratt, who were competing as “one entity” and known as Speidi.

Season 12 (2013): Geordie Shore star Charlotte Crosby beat 5ive singer Abz Love

Season 13 (2014): Jim Davidson won after a blazing row with Linda Nolan. N-dubz Dappy took second spot.

Season 14 (2014): Gary Busey – who chose to roam around the CBB house naked – beat boxer Audley Harrison.

Season 15 (2015): Katie Price won the battle of the Katies as she saw off controversial Katie Hopkins in the final. The biggest talking point was American blogger’s Perez Hilton‘s raging row with Calum Best, but the series also saw two early ejections of Jeremy Jackson and Ken Morley.

Season 16 (2015): Apprentice star James Hill beat model Austin Armacost. Tila Tequila was evicted on just the second day after she was found to have posted support for Adolf Hitler on social media.

Season 17 (2016): Geordie Shore’s Scotty T won after sharing a kiss with  fellow housemate Tiffany Pollard. Stephanie Davis was runner-up.

Season 18 (2016): Stephen Bear won the show despite a huge row with radio star James Whale. Ricky Norwood placed second but this season saw Christopher Biggins ejected from the house after making an anti-Semitic joke.

Season 19 (2017): Coleen Nolan entered the CBB house for a second time – and this time came out the winner beating Jedward. During her second stint she had a massive showdown with horse star John McCririck.

Season 20 (2017): It was the battle of the reality show singers in the final, with  Popstars: The Rivals winner and Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding beating The X Factor’s Amelia Lily.

Season 21 (2018): Courtney Act, otherwise known as Shane Jenek, won with politician Ann Widdecombe runner-up.

Season 22 (2018): Winning Dancing On Ice in 2024, was not Ryan Thomas‘s first reality show title. He won the CBB title in 2018, after a shocking “run-in” with Emmerdale actress Roxanne Pallet, who falsely accused him of punching her. Actress Kirstie Alley came second.

After the scandal, Trish issued an apology for her words and any offence she caused.

Trish said: “I’m aware that some very concerning old tweets of mine have resurfaced and I would like to sincerely apologise for the harmful stereotypes I perpetuated and the pain I have cause to the marginalised communities and groups of people mentioned.

“There are no excuses for the ignorance that I showed and I am deeply disappointed, embarrassed and ashamed that I once made such comments.

“I have come a very long way since by educating myself and being educated by others on the impact and harm these views cause.

“It is part of the reason why I am so passionate about standing up for others and holding myself to a high standard of responsibility and accountability for my actions.

“I appreciate the support you’ve all given me on the show and I understand you feel disappointed.

“I know apologies can seem convenient in these circumstances but I mean it from the bottom of my heart; I am truly sorry.

“I hope it is possible for you to offer me grace and believe that people can change.

“I am committed to being the person I am now, the person you have known me as – someone who speaks up, stands for what they believe in and is always open to growth and accountability. Love Trish.”

Zeze is yet to issue a statement in regards to her own posts.

She was evicted from the house on Tuesday evening in a double eviction along with Marisha Wallace.

ITV is yet to confirm whether she will attend the live final on Friday evening.

Trish Balusa came under fire after racist and homophobic tweets resurfacedRex

RexZeze was evicted on Tuesday night alongside West End star Marisha Wallace[/caption]

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