In another post, the Tiktok star called Tori “very ugly and sad” – all of which have already been erased.
Tinx issued a long apology on Instagram, claiming that she was ‘very disoriented’ at the time.
‘About ten years ago, I posted some genuinely nasty, terrible, disgusting tweets,’ she wrote. People I’d never met were labeled as overweight, pitiful, and ugly. I even called Kim Kardashian overweight, which is ironic given that she is my biggest inspiration and role model.’
‘I usually tell people that if they aren’t wincing at themselves from a year ago, they aren’t evolving.’ She said, ‘I’m more than cringing / I’m beyond mortified, and I want to accept responsibility.’
‘Guys, I’m going, to be honest with you and own it.’ So that this wasn’t merely a response, I had to think about what I wanted to say.
‘I’m humiliated and embarrassed when I read the tweets again.’ They are obnoxious, and I am not obnoxious – but I used to be. Allow me to tell you about the young lady who sent those tweets. I was 21 years old and quite insecure. I despised myself and had a strained connection with my physical appearance.’
‘I was also completely lost,’ she said. ‘I’ve already told you guys about it. I’m talking about being so lost and trying to discover a passion and a voice. So I donned a variety of headwear, one of which was a cruel tweeter in the hopes of eliciting a chuckle. And it’s not at all amusing.
‘Only the insecure punch down.’ Only the most insecure individuals strive to make others the punchline. It’s not humorous to be nasty; it’s simply plain mean.’
‘Harm people hurt people, and I know my words hurt others,’ she said at the end of the piece. ‘If you’ve been following me for even a short time, you know they don’t reflect who I am.’