‘I could go on my Instagram now and still see racist comments’: Myles Stephenson reveals he’s despised offended by trolls when he releases Black Lives Matter single with Rak-Su
Myles Stephenson has revealed that he is still subject to racist abuse through cruel trolls on social media.
The 28-year-old singer appeared on the Good Morning Britain episode on Monday, sharing how he experienced discrimination when he grew up the son of a Jamaican father and a white British mother.
He said, “Growing up, my father is from Jamaica. I grew up in a mixed breed and have experienced it all my life. I could go on my Instagram DMs now and still see racist comments. It hurts as much as the first time.
Offensive: Myles Stephenson, 28, has revealed he is still subject to racist abuse from cruel trolls on social media
“But all I can do is, I’m in a position where I can’t react to it like I used to. I just have to teach people about racism and if people don’t understand how it feels, how to make it understand how it feels. ‘
Myles, who was reunited with his old I’m A Celebrity camp mate Kate Garraway during chat, shared how he has a new single featuring Rak-Su inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement.
He said, “We had protests for Black Lives Matter. We released a new single called Who Am I? (Black Lives Matter).
“We can keep talking about what is happening in the world with systemic racism and oppression. The main priority for us is to keep people talking about it. ‘
Song: Myles shared how he has a new single with Rak-Su, inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement (pictured in October 2018)
Myles took part in this year’s Celebrity MasterChef series, but did not impress judges Greg Wallace and John Torrode with his cooking skills.
Recalling that he was in the jungle with Kate, Myles insisted that cooking there meant more to him than his performance on MasterChef.
He said, “I actually found cooking in the jungle more difficult, because eating means so much more to the people there.
“It was fuel. Everyone didn’t think much about the taste. It comes to the point that you don’t care about the taste.
Greg and John said “cook for yourself, cook like you would cook in your kitchen at home,” so I did and they kicked me out.
He said, ‘I could go on my Instagram DMs now and still see racist comments. It hurts as much as the first time ‘
Myles congratulated Kate on returning to work after being home, while her husband Derek Draper continues to fight the corona virus.
Kate shared how her jungle friend had been a great support to her during the difficult time and said, “Thank you very much, it’s beautiful. Many people helped me and Myles was one of them. ‘
Myles had a skiing accident in Andorra in February that left him in intensive care, but he assured fans he was recovering.
He said, “I’m doing well now. I recently walked a 5km ride with my friend and I did it in about 28 minutes. I’ll get there. I can now push up 14 times. ‘
Pals: Myles was reunited with longtime I’m A Celebrity campmate Kate Garraway while performing on Good Morning Britain (pictured in November 2019)