YouTuber Kian Lawley dropped by 20th Century Fox film after racist remarks

YouTuber Kian Lawley dropped by 20th Century Fox film after racist remarks

Yet another YouTuber has been caught making racist remarks on video.

A video showing Kian Lawley using the n-word and making derogatory remarks was recently posted to YouTube, although it has since been removed. As a result, 20th Century Fox has confirmed to CNN that it has dropped Lawley from its upcoming movie The Hate U Give, in which he was due to star.

“Due to the controversy surrounding his past comments and behaviour, Kian Lawley will no longer appear in The Hate U Give,” it stated. “The studio plans to recast the role of Chris and reshoot scenes as needed.”

The YouTuber has since come out and apologised for the comments. He now joins a growing number of video stars who have bravely committed to becoming a bit less racist every day.

“I am deeply sorry to those that were effected [sic] by my choice of language,” he said on Twitter. “I understand that I am in the public eye & have many supporters, but none of my actions that took place should be supported. Words have power and can do a lot damage. I own mine and I am sorry.

“I respect Fox’s decision to recast this role for The Hate U Give as it is an important story, and it would not be appropriate for me to be involved considering the actions of my past. I understand the impact and I have grown a lot and learned since then.

“With that being said, I am fully aware of the mistakes I have made and strive every day to become a better me than I was yesterday. We all have a voice, whether it’s big or small, we need to use it to spread love & light. From now on, I plan to use my voice for positive change.”