Billie Eilish first sparked chatter about a romance with Matthew Tyler Vorce when they were seen seemingly out of dates together beginning in April.
Now, some two months into their relationship going public, Vorce has taken to his Instagram page to apologize for past racist and homophobic posts on Twitter and Facebook.
The 29-year-old actor reportedly used offensive slurs about Black and gay people, along with body shaming comments, which includes describing acclaimed singer Adele as the ‘British Miss Piggy’ back in 2012.
Addressing his behavior, he wrote: ‘I want to apologize for the things that I wrote on social media in the past.’
Billie Eilish’s boyfriend, Matthew Tyler Vorce took to Instagram and apologized for using racist, homophobic and body shaming slurs in old social media posts
‘The language I used was hurtful and irresponsible and I understand how offensive those words are.
‘Whether it was a lyric, a quote or just me being dumb, it does not matter,’ Vorce wrote on his Insta-Story.
‘I am ashamed and deeply sorry that I used them in any context. It is not how I was raised and it is not what I stand for. I shouldn’t have used this language in the first place and I won’t use it again. I am so sorry for the hurt I have caused.’
He ended by proclaiming, ‘I take full responsibility and continue to hold myself accountable for my actions.’
So sorry: : Vorce, 29, who was romantically linked to Eilish beginning in April, said he is ‘ashamed and deeply sorry’ for using the slurs in any context
It’s on me! Vorce took full responsibility for his actions in the apology
Seemingly coming to his defense, Eilish (born Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell) has since liked a post from a fan that hinted the old posts attributed to Vorce might be fake.
‘This fandom is so embarrassing sometimes like why would you go in someone’s comments and say something that you literally don’t even know is true and something y’all LITERALLY MADE UP,’ it began in a Def Noodles post.
‘Sometimes y’all are so dumb. Some of you just need to learn how to mind your business.’
Using the Instagram handle of @corduroygraham, Vorce has 41,1000 followers, but he has recently made his account private.
As an actor, he’s best known for his roles in the TV movie Mother, May I Sleep With Danger? (2016) alongside James Franco, as well as Little Monsters (2012), Return Home (2016) and Dark Hours: Typee (2016).
Going public: Def Noodles called out Elish’s boyfriend on social media
Compilation: The Def Noodles social media user shared a compilation of some of the alleged posts with slurs from the past
Liked! Elish appeared to come to Vorce’s defense by liking a fan post hinting the old posts attributed to Vorce were fake
Eilish has come under fire, herself, over an old TikTok video that reportedly resurfaced. The singer is accused of mocking several ethnic accents and using a derogatory term for people of Chinese descent.
The TikTok user @lcxvy posted the inflammatory clip on the platform on Monday, and it proceeded to tally up one-million views by early Thursday.
The authenticity of the clip, which had the hashtag ‘#billieeilishcancelled’, has yet to be confirmed, and it’s unclear what the context was.
Another video clip allegedly depicts the singer’s brother, Finneas Baird O’Connell, calling her out for talking in a blaccent’, according to the New York Post.
Called out: Eilish has come under fire, herself, over an old TikTok video where she’s accused of mocking several ethnic accents and using a derogatory term for people of Chinese descent
Family matters: Another video clip allegedly depicts the singer’s brother, Finneas Baird O’Connell, calling her out for talking in a blaccent’, according to the New York Post
The previous week, Eilish was accused of ‘queerbaiting’ by some followers after she shared a number of behind-the-scenes snaps from her Lost Cause video.
(The term has come to describe the phenomena of entertainers alluding to or pretending to be part of the LGBTQ community without explicitly stating so, in an effort to appeal to queer fans.)
In the images the singer frolics with some gal pals at a party and puts on an animated display, sticking out her tongue as they all posed closely together.
However, after sharing the edgy pictures with the caption ‘I love girls’, Billie came under fire in the comments section, with some of her 86.9m fans and followers questioning her motive and actions.
A TikTok user with the handle Wap.Lover uploaded a message in which she penned: ‘Acting sexual with girls to draw in more audience is gross.’
Some commenters have come to her defense, claiming she was just 14-year-old in the compiled clips, while others maintain the clips were taken out of context and that Eilish needed to explain exactly what happened.
Under fire: The previous week, Eilish was accused of queerbaiting by some followers after she shared a number of behind-the-scenes snaps from her Lost Cause video
Queerbaiting accusations: In the images the singer frolics with some gal pals at a party and puts on an animated display, sticking out her tongue as they all posed closely together