TikTok star Tinx is apologizing after her controversial social media posts reemerged online this past weekend.
Over the weekend, the TikTok star, born Christina Najjar, came under fire after body-shaming and xenophobic social media posts, including ones aimed at Kim Kardashian, Tori Spelling, and other public figures, resurfaced.
In 2020, the influencer retweeted and liked several tweets expressing xenophobia against Chinese people related to COVID-19.
She's also been accused of resharing controversial political posts over the past few years. In a statement shared on her Instagram on April 24, Tinx said she's "beyond embarrassed" and "wants to own it."
"Let me tell you about the girl who wrote those tweets. I was 21 and deeply, deeply insecure. I hated myself and had a bad relationship with my body," she added. "I was also extremely lost. I've told you guys about that before. About being so lost and wanting to find a passion and find my voice. So, I tried on many hats, one of which was a mean tweeter to get a laugh. And it's not funny at all. Only insecure people punch down. And only deeply insecure people try to make others the butt of the joke."
Her apology comes after her previous post was filled with comments asking her to address the resurfaced tweets. Meanwhile, there were still many comments on her apology post asking her to address her political and COVID-related tweets.
Tinx has 1.5 million followers on TikTok.