Shamed British soap star fired over rap videos
Shamed British actor Chris Fountain has been fired from the cast of U.K. soap opera Coronation Street after he was unmasked as the faceless rapper behind a sick new video.
The 25 year old rapped about committing acts of violence and raping women in expletive-filled videos he posted on YouTube.com under his hip-hop alter-ego The Phantom, while wearing a Halloween mask.
Fountain had been suspended from the long-running show, but now TV bosses have confirmed his contract has been terminated "as a result of the unacceptable comments he made in a number of online clips".
The star had issued a statement to apologise for the videos' content, insisting, "I am deeply ashamed by the lyrics and very much regret my behaviour. The videos were made over a year ago when I was experimenting with music and I've not done anything like it since, nor will I."
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