A YouTube beauty blogger has apologised to her five million followers after her racist tweets were uncovered.
Laura Lee has been hailed one of the most successful beauty and lifestyle bloggers, after amassing a huge following and even bringing out her own line of make-up, Laura Lee Los Angels.
But this week, Lee lost thousands of followers who unsubscribed from her channel after her offensive tweets were revealed.
In one, she wrote: "Tip for all black people if you pull ur pants up you can run from the police faster."
In another, the under-fire blogger said: "How do you blindfold a Chinese person? Put floss over their eyes."
Another referenced the N-word, writing: "N***as in Paris? Whaaat I thought they couldn’t afford to leave Compton! LOL."
In a video apologising to her fans through tears, Laura said: "I’m so sorry for disappointing you.
"It hurts me so bad to disappoint you all who have supported me for so many years."
Many of Laura’s followers slammed her tweet about black people running from police, claiming it was aggravated by being posted months after 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by neighbourhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, back in 2012.
Emily Faith said: "What Laura Lee said was not only extremely racist, but also very f***** up and inconsiderate of all the black souls that have lost due to police brutality.
"Then to make matters worse she DOES NOT APOLOGIZE, instead she just ran away."
Caro: "The worst part is that those Laura lee tweets were literally made around the same time the Trayvon Martin situation happened like that’s absolutely f***** on all levels."
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Another follower said: "Is no one going to bring up the fact that Laura Lee tweeted out that racist tweet only five months after Trayvon Martin was shot and killed…???
"Shout out to @JustSandsworld for bringing up this topic everyone seems to be blowing over."
In further apology for the tweet, Laura wrote on Twitter :"I deactivated my Twitter last night because I was mad at myself for the ignorant tweets that I made back in 2012.
"That girl who tweeted that isn’t who I am today. I now understand the seriousness behind those tweets.
"As a small town girl from Alabama I wish I had the cultural education six years ago that I have now.
"Those tweets aren’t humorous in any way to me today and I am truly sorry to everyone I have hurt and offended."
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