Social media’s “Big Sister” Tinx is facing a heavy backlash as controversial tweets she made about Kim Kardashian and other celebrities in 2012 surfaced over the weekend.
Tinx’s shocking posts include body-shaming and fat-phobic statements and other jabs at the SKIMS founder, Tori Spelling, and others. She also posted messages that support racism and xenophobia in 2020.
Amid severe criticism from internet users, the Tik Tok star is taking many steps back from who she was at the time, as seen in her recent apology and explanation.
Tinx Publicly Apologizes For Resurfaced Controversial Tweets
On Monday, April 25, Tinx, whose birth name is Christina Najjar, uploaded a long message to her Instagram page expressing how sorry she is for her statements in 2012. She wrote:
“I always say if you’re not cringing at yourself a year ago, you aren’t growing. I’m more than cringing / I’m beyond embarrassed, and I want to take accountability. Guys I f—ed up and I’m going to own it and be direct with you.”
The internet sensation confessed that about a decade ago, she sent some tweets that were “truly nasty, mean, horrible” to people she had never met, calling them “fat, pathetic, and ugly.” She continued:
“I even called Kim Kardashian fat which is ironic considering she is my number one idol and person I look up to. When I read the tweets back, I am ashamed and embarrassed. They are mean spirited, and I am not mean spirited – but I used to be.”
The 31-year-old explained that during her time of releasing such tweets, she was 21-years-old and deeply insecure. She admitted she hated herself, had a bad relationship with her body, and was also highly lost.
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The “It’s Me, Tinx” podcast host recounted opening up about how she wanted to find her voice and passion. This desire led her to try many hats, including being a mean tweeter to get laughs. She confessed:
“Being mean is not funny, it’s just plain mean. Hurt people hurt people and I know my words caused hurt. If you’ve been following me for even a little bit you know that they are not representative of who I am. I am very sorry. I am a work in progress.”
The Tik Tok star did not touch on her controversial 2020 tweets in her apology message, which she also liked and retweeted. They were said to have possessed racist themes and conservative political ideologies.
A critic summed up most of the backlash, writing, “You are no pro-anyone with tweets from 2020. Promoting Covid propaganda, being pro-Trump who is very clearly anti-women – –and then you went on to interview fauci like what.”
It is not all bad, as Tinx also received love from friends and fans. An internet user represented the show of love directed to her, writing:
“Honestly if someone is so bored they have nothing better to do than read decade old tweets, then use your current success to gain clout and clicks for themselves, they need to do some self reflections about what they are doing with their own lives.”
Kim Kardashian And Pete Davidson To Make White House Appearance
Kardashian may have no time to spare Tinx and her old tweets as she and her boyfriend Pete Davidson plan to make another public appearance with President Joe Biden.
The Blast disclosed on Monday, April 25, that the couple will have a high-profile date night with the Head of State and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, at the upcoming White House Correspondents Dinner.
Page Six exclusively reported that the event will take place in Washington, DC. The lovebirds will jet down to watch Trevor Noah roast President Biden this coming weekend.
An insider told the outlet that the couple might also get a few jokes from the host, saying, “I don’t think they should feel that they’re safe. Trevor could definitely turn his attention to Kim and Pete.”
Kardashian and Davidson will sit at the Disney/ABC table as the Kardashian-Jenner clan’s new show “The Kardashians” is currently streaming on Hulu and owned by Disney.
2022 marks the first time in two years that the Correspondent’s Dinner will hold. It was canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
This will also be the first time a sitting president will attend the event in five years, as Donald Trump refused to go throughout his time in office.