Vanderpump Rules’ Max Boyens Apologizes for Past Racist Tweets

New Vanderpump Rules cast member Max Boyens issued an apology after his past homophobic tweets resurfaced.

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“I want to sincerely apologize for what I tweeted in 2012 — it was wrong on every level,” the TomTom general manager said in a statement to People on Thursday, January 16. “It is not a representation of who I am. I am shocked I ever tweeted that — and I am disgusted and embarrassed. I am truly sorry.”

Boyens made his Twitter account private after social media users started sharing screenshots of his posts.

In one tweet from October 2012, the Bravo personality wrote, “It upsets me that the word n–ga is not allowed to be said unless you are black because quite honestly it’s my favorite word.” He ended the post by typing out the epithet in all capital letters.