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Ireland star Cian Healy and singer Brian Kennedy embroiled in Twitter row

Published 15/06/2015 | 08:25

Cian Healy and Brian Kennedy
Cian Healy and Brian Kennedy

Gay singer Brian Kennedy has slammed Cian Healy for what he described as an 'offensive' tweet about a Pride concert in Los Angeles.

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The 27-year-old Leinster and Ireland prop drew the ire of Kennedy after he posted a message on Twitter prior to attending a Kesha concert in Hollywood.

Healy tweeted: "So I'm going to a kesha gig at pride in Hollywood tonight... Should be interesting! #BacksToTheWall."

Some fans were annoyed at his attempt at humour and Kennedy described the post as 'disappointing'.

He wrote: "backstothewall"?? I didn't think anyone talked like that anymore. How deeply disappointing in one so young."

Healy later replied: "why would I be at a pride gig if I meant offence by that comment? It's a light hearted tweet. Sorry if it was taken wrong."

Kennedy accepted the apology although remained disappointed by the initial comment.

"" sorry if it was taken wrong" ? You clearly don't get it. At least you had the good grace to reply. #FoodForThought."

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