TOWIE’s James ‘Arg’ Argent uses the ‘N-word’ in an Instagram post
The Only Way Is Essex‘s James Argent has gotten himself into trouble after appearing to use the ‘N-word’ in a recent Instagram post.
Whilst away on holiday in Dubai, Arg decided to share a snap onto social media showing how much fun he was having with his pals. However, it was the caption that received the most attention. And now it looks as though the TOWIE star has landed himself in the firing line of much criticism.
In the Instagram picture (which was also posted to Twitter), Arg and his friend are seen posing in a buggy on a sand dune. The accompanying caption originally read: “In the desert baby….Me & these N***** ain’t the same!!! X.”
Arg quickly deleted the tweet and it was not long before he had also altered the Instagram caption, changing it to: “In the desert baby….Me & these ****** ain’t the same!!! X”
A spokesperson for James has stated: “The words in question are lyrics from a friend’s song who recorded the music video in Dubai. No offence was intended.”
TOWIE fans were quick to attack Arg on social media for implying the racial slur in his posts. One wrote: “You and these what?”
Another commented: “Defo not the same mate, you’re white,” while someone else added: “He had n****** before he took it off.”
In other news, The Only Way Is Essex will be experiencing a change in format this year. It has been confirmed that viewers will now get to enjoy two extended runs of 18 episodes, rather than the usual three 12-episode series.
An ITV spokesperson explained: “Next year viewers can look forward to two extended series of The Only Way Is Essex on ITVBe, giving fans even more insight and access into the cast’s lives and loves.”
The Only Way Is Essex will return soon to ITVBe.