Former The Only Way Is Essex star Maria Fowler has become embroiled in a second racism storm just days after she was accused of being racist and homophobic.
The glamour model angered The X Factor runner-up Marcus Collins when she allegedly branded him a "f**king queer c**t" at a party in Liverpool on Thursday night.
The pair then launched a war of words against each other on Twitter, with Maria threatening to sue Marcus for branding her a racist.
And the reality star has now caused further offence by reportedly describing a mixed-race person as a "half-breed".
Maria used the term outside a party in Liverpool on Saturday night.
The star has since apologised for any upset her words have caused, tweeting: "Last night I was overheard discussing the fact I was branded a racist by Marcus Collins. In reaction to the allegations I mentioned that I am not a racist person and I went with a mixed race boy the other week. Now stupidly I used the term 'half breed' which means someone who is a mix of ethnicities, I then laughed at the stupidity of the situation.
"What I did not realise (and now fully regret) is that the term 'half breed' is seen by some, as derogatory it is a word that has openly been used by my peers through my life... I sincerely apologise if I have upset anyone with my terminology. This is a mistake I will definitely learn from. I am not perfect and we all make our mistakes. But once again I am not a racist and deeply sorry for any offence that may have been caused."
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