After Homophobic and Racist Posts Resurface, Billie Eilish's Boyfriend Offers Apology

Friday June 18, 2021

Billie Eilish arrives at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards.
Billie Eilish arrives at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards.  (Source:Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Billie Eilish's boyfriend is apologizing after her fans found past social media posts he allegedly made that included homophobic and racist slurs among other offensive language.

Taking to his Instagram Stories this week, writer and actor Matthew Tyler Vorce said the words he used on social media were "offensive" and offered an apology, People reports.

"I want to apologize for the things that I wrote on social media in the past. The language I used was hurtful and irresponsible and I understand how offensive those words are," he wrote. "Whether it was a lyric, a quote or just me being dumb, it does not matter.

"I am ashamed and deeply sorry that I used them in any context. It is not how I was raised and it is not what I stand for," he continued. "I shouldn't have used this language in the first place and I won't use it again. I am so sorry for the hurt I have caused."

He concluded, "I take full responsibility and continue to hold myself accountable for my actions."

Vorce, 29, issued his apology after fans of Eilish, 19, discovered his past tweets and Facebook posts in which he used offensive language and slurs regarding Black and gay people. He also made offensive comments about Asian people as well as celebrities like Adele and Lady Gaga.

According to reports, the couple began dating in April.

Eilish, who has her sophomore album "Happier Than Ever" out next month, has not commented on Vorce's apology.