Big Brother’s Lewis Flanagan was kicked off the show for doing an impression of Hitler and saying ‘kill the Jews’
LEWIS Flanagan was kicked out of Big Brother for doing an impression of Hitler and saying “kill the Jews” .
The 27-year-old admitted to The Sun Online he had made the incredibly offensive comment but vehemently denied he is anti-Semitic.
Lewis Flanagan was kicked out of Big Brother for doing an impression of Hitler and saying: ‘Kill the Jews’Getty – Contributor
Lewis, from Middlesbrough, was one of this series’ most popular contestants and was tipped to win the £100,000 prize.
However he was booted out for making the shocking comments and told The Sun Online he wanted to set the record straight.
Speaking from his home, Lewis said: “I was talking to Cameron about getting him some outfits and I said the word ‘Auschwitz’ instead of outfits by mistake.
“It was a slip of the tongue and and then I tried to mock Hitler and did an impression of him saying ‘Kill the Jews’.
The 27-year-old has denied he is anti-Semitic and said it was a slip of the tongue
“It was an impression not a statement of my beliefs at all – and has come out completely wrong and I’m devastated.
“I am not anti-Semitic, I am agnostic. I love all people.
“It was a misguided comment that came out wrong.”
After he made the comments, Lewis went immediately to the diary room.
Lewis was removed from the Big Brother house immediately after he made the comment
He added: “After I said it, I realised I shouldn’t have because it could be seen as offensive.
“I’m not ashamed as it really was just meant to be an impression of Hitler and it has cost me. I lost out on the best part of my experience.
“I apologise wholeheartedly and want to move on with my life. I’m trying my best to be a good man.
“I went in to Big Brother to be myself and part of that is I’m not perfect – I’m far from it and I made a mistake and that’s all it was and all I can do now is apologise.”
Channel 5 The bar tender said he is horrified at the thought of causing offence and said he wanted to apologise wholeheartedly for his comments[/caption]
The scenes which showed Lewis making the comments will never be aired by Channel 5.
Lewis said he respected their decision to do this and commended how they had treated the situation.
He added: “I know why I had to leave and I understand why.
“I am just devastated that one stupid mistake, one stupid slip of the tongue could lead to everything I did in the house, and everything I feel achieved, being ruined.
Channel 5 Lewis, here with Cameron, who he made the comments to while inside the house[/caption]
“If I have offended anyone, I want them to know I am truly sorry as that was never my intention. I am a good person and I would never want to cause harm to anyone.
“I think you can see from the reaction of the others in the house, I meant no harm by what I said. It was an impression and it was stupid and idiotic.
“But it was honestly a slip of the tongue. I meant no harm.”
Since leaving the house, Lewis has returned home and is being supported by his family and friends.
BackGrid Since leaving Lewis has returned home and is staying with his family[/caption]
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He added: “I just want people to know the truth and know I didn’t mean anything by what I said.
“I’m not a bad person. I want to clear the air and wipe the slate clean.
“If I have offended anyone, I am truly sorry. But I want them to know it was never my intention to upset anyone with what was a stupid impression.”
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