Yates resigns from TV show after making 'ill-considered remarks'
(6 months ago)
London, Dec 6 : Actor, radio DJ and TV presenter Reggie Yates has resigned from TV show "Top of the Pops" after making "some ill-considered remarks".
The 34-year-old previously came under fire after he referred to music managers as the "fat Jewish guy". He later apologised for his words.
Yates on Tuesday stepped down from hosting the show's Christmas special and said that his comments have "hurt many people," reports dailymail.co.uk.
"On a recent podcast, during a discussion about grime artists, I made some ill-considered remarks which have hurt many people. I can see clearly that the words I used reinforced offensive stereotypes, and that there is no context which would justify such remarks," Yates said.
"My comments are no reflection on how I truly feel, and I would like to apologise unreservedly to the Jewish community, people in the music industry and anyone else I have offended," he added.