Chunkz has no hard feelings after being ‘fat-shamed’ by commentator Clive Tyldesley when taking part in Soccer Aid and says he actually ‘laughed off’ the controversy.
The YouTube star was among the celebrities taking part in the charity event in September when Clive was heard making offensive remarks about Chunkz during the football match.
Clive was subsequently axed from Soccer Aid and Chunkz, real name Mohammed Amin, was said to be ‘devastated’.
However he’s now taking the high road and says he has no ill will towards Clive.
Speaking to Metro.co.uk for his anti-bullying campaign with Cybersmile, Chunkz said: ‘I was fine to be honest, I laughed it off.
‘I was there to do a job and do my bit for charity. If someone wants to take it to that level then it’s fine, they can do that.’
He added: ‘I have no problem with Clive Tyldesley. Cool guy.’
Chunkz, 24, has teamed up with Cybersmile for Banter or Bullying? No Offence, a campaign which aims to call out bullying and help teens set personal boundaries online.
The singer has recorded a new anti-bullying song for the campaign with lines and it’s received an overwhelming response so far.
‘People have been enjoying the music and I’ve had a lot of good feedback so now people want more music. I have to, pressure,’ the musician said.
He added of his stance against bullying: ‘It’s something that’s been close to my heart since school so when I heard about the campaign I had to get involved because I’ve never liked bullies.’
Quickly becoming one of the most popular influencers, Chunkz currently has 1.5 million Instagram followers and while he’s mostly loved, admits he does get the odd troll slipping through the cracks.
He explained: ‘To be fair I just come across the random hate comment and that’s fine. But I just brush it aside and don’t let it affect me because it’s one bad comment in the middle of 100 positive ones.
‘There’s always going to be trolls on there but you just have to move past it.’
‘There’s definitely times when banter’s been taken too far but you just have to let the person know what your insecurities are. Me and my friends have boundaries we know not to cross,’ he added.
With the fame – and a million Instagram followers – comes a whole new wave of attention from women and Chunkz admits he’s loving being able to have options.
However fans are keen to see him with one woman only – TV presenter Maya Jama who he met at Soccer Aid and hung out with on other occasions but, he insists it’s just friendly between them.
‘She’s good vibes and it’s just one of those things where we had chatted on social media so when we did meet each other it was banter. She’s a good friend,’ Chunkz said.
Chunkz is working with charity Cybersmile and Instagram on their Bullying or Banter? No Offence campaign, to get people talking about when banter goes too far and setting personal boundaries online. To learn more about how to set your own rules of communication online, visit the Cybersmile website.
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