SAS: Who Dares Wins star Ant Middleton apologises after calling Black Lives Matter ‘absolute scum’

Channel 4 star Ant Middleton is great at putting celebrities through their paces, but he seems to be less good at social media.

The pint-sized TV tough guy has apologised for calling Black Lives Matter “absolute scum”.

The SAS: Who Dares Wins star said that the Black Lives Matter protest group were the same as the far-right English Defence League in a now-deleted tweet.

Writing to his followers he said: “The extreme left against the extreme right. When did two wrongs make a right.

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“It was only a matter of time. BLM and EDL are not welcome on our streets, absolute scum. What a great example you are to your future generation. Bravo.”

He was responding to a video claimed to be of “BLM/Antifa agitators… hunting lone veterans and football lads in packs”.

However, after receiving a backlash for his comments he then backtracked and put out another statement to explain what he meant.

Ant said: “On Saturday night, I made comments about the violence breaking out across our streets. While I remain dismayed at these actions, I am horrified to realise that my wording could be misconstrued.

“I did not mean to say that BLM are scum, or to imply that BLM and the EDL are equivalent. I was trying to make a comment about violent protestors of any kind who I despise.

“I accept that my tweet was inappropriate and offensive and would like to apologise unconditionally. I am anti-racist, anti-hate and anti-violence.”

He added: “I believe in the right to protest, but change must come about through peaceful and legal means.”

This is just the latest incident with Ant and social media after he shared and then deleted misleading clips about the coronavirus pandemic.

In a piece to camera, Ant admitted he was being "insensitive" about the killer bug and he said he had misjudged the "scale of the crisis" going on in the UK.

The TV personality wiped his Twitter of the clips he talked about coronavirus to avoid giving the wrong advice to his fans.

He said: "Now I've come out of this bubble I realised I've been a bit insensitive to the magnitude the scale of the crisis happening in the UK.

"It's forever changing situation and advice being given take down my previous post some of the advice I give now goes against government advice. I've taken them down and admit I made a mistake."

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