Sunday 18 March 2018

'Corrie' star axed over 'rape' rap

Anthony Barnes

'Coronation Street' star Chris Fountain has been axed from the show as a result of an online video in which he delivered a foul-mouthed rap which included lyrics about rape.

The 25-year-old was suspended from the show last week after the video came to light and he met programme bosses yesterday to discuss his actions.

ITV said his contract had been terminated due to his "unacceptable comments".

Fountain, who played Tommy Duckworth, apologised last week and said he was "deeply ashamed" of the lyrics.

His videos, posted on YouTube, featured the star discussing violent themes. The clips have been removed from the website but featured Fountain wearing a Halloween mask and delivering lines such as "rape a bitch on her birthday".

His actions were condemned by charities, women's groups and MPs.

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