New “Vanderpump Rules” star Max Boyens has issued an apology after racist tweets from 2012 resurfaced.
“I want to sincerely apologize for what I tweeted in 2012 — it was wrong on every level,” the Tom Tom general manager told People in a statement. “It is not a representation of who I am. I am shocked I ever tweeted that and I am disgusted and embarrassed I am truly sorry.”
Boyens, who currently appears on Season 8 of the Bravo reality series, came under fire this week over past offensive remarks, which included the use of the N-word on separate occasions.
“It upsets me that the word n—a is not allowed to be said unless you are black because quite honestly it’s my favorite word,” one tweet from Boyens’ account read, according to screenshots from the Love Andy C page.
“Theres this girl I see everyday@school, she looks like the girl from the movie precious& I’m not just saying this cuz she’s big and black,” another stated.
In a tweet also dated from 2012, Boyens posted, “Something about Asians that just makes me want to punch them in the suck hole.”
As of Thursday, Boyens’ Twitter account is private.
Reps for Bravo and Boyens did not immediately return our request for comment.