Elle Darby’s Instagram followers tumble even further after racist comments emerged – with star losing 100,000

Elle's follower count has continued to plummet since the tweets resurfaced

ELLE Darby’s social media following has continued to plummet after a slew of her racist and fat-phobic former tweets resurfaced.

The YouTube star has lost more than 100,000 fans after she apologised for the comments and announced she was taking a break from social media.


Elle’s follower count has continued to plummet since the tweets resurfacedCredit: YouTube
The YouTuber has been dropped from two major brand deals


The YouTuber has been dropped from two major brand dealsCredit: Instagram/ElleDarby

It seems the mother-of-one’s once loyal fans have had enough as thousands of them unfollowed her following the old tweets being discovered.

Elle left followers horrified with her vile messages, which offended different ethnic groups – including calling “foreign people” “meatheads” who “speak in grunts”.

The spiteful words, which were written ten years ago, resurfaced during the Christmas holidays and led fans to unfollow her in their droves.

In just a number of days, the star – who relies on Instagram followers to secure paid posts – dropped from 780,000 to 720,000 followers.

Now, Elle’s following has gone down even further as she has been left with 686,000 followers – with a total loss of almost 100,000 people.

Her YouTube channel has also continued to plummet since the tweets, with 26,000 fans unfollowing her and leaving her follower count at 577,000.

The star has also terminated her Twitter account, where the original tweets were shared, as she was hounded with abuse over the comments.

In one tweet from 2011, the influencer wrote: “I hope this Polish t*** driving my bus this morn who nearly kicked me off cus I didn’t have my pass crashes.”

Another from the same year read: “Why do foreign people follow me? I don’t speak your grunts, meatheads.”

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In a new YouTube clip released last week, she re-iterated how “disgusting” she finds her “awful Tweets” and told how she would be taking a break.

She said: “The tweets I made in 2009 were so disgusting, and so far from the person I am today, they were racist, fatphobic, homophobic – I am ashamed, I am disgusted at myself.

“There is not one person on the planet who hates me more than I do right now. The pain I have caused to so many of you eats me up.

“To know that I was someone who you considered a great friend and this image of me is now tainted. I don’t even recognise myself to have been [that person].

“I hope you can see this is not the person I am today. I know those disgusting words and awful tweets will always be associated with my name. Since I made those tweets I have had better education in these last ten years.”

Since her apology video, the disgraced YouTuber has been dropped by two of the major brands she works with in light of her racist tweets.

Fashion retailer In The Style and Beauty Works are the first to confirm they will no longer be collaborating with the 26-year-old.

A spokesperson for In The Style said: “We can confirm Elle is no longer in contract with the brand. The tweets that have come to light are completely against In The Style’s brand values and ethos.”

Beauty Works said: “We have recently discovered posts published on the internet from a brand ambassador in contract with Beauty Works. We do not tolerate any form of racism or discrimination and therefore have decided to terminate our relationship.”

Elle Darby issues another grovelling apology for racist tweets calling them ‘disgusting’ and says she will ‘never forgive herself’

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