Porn star who told US to shoot black protesters blames meth for racist rant

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A gay porn star who said black protesters should be shot has blamed his outburst on an addiction to meth.

Billy Santoro, from Australia, made the remarks during the Black Lives Matter protests in the US in July, in the wake of the George Floyd killing.

He posted on Facebook: “Lol. America! Lol you let your blacks loot as a way of protest. Wake the f**k up. Shoot first.”

Screengrabs of other racist tweets, apparently from the same account, were also circulated widely.

One read “blacks will just breed more hatred towards them” if they continue rioting.

Santoro’s JustForFans and OnlyFans accounts were afterwards deleted.

Last month, he posted a video on Twitter and said his earlier comments were down to a meth addiction.

Santoro said: “I’ve said some things that I totally regret, which I apologise for and by no way mean, while under the influence. I finally woke up one day and hit rock bottom.

“Me and my husband Gage both have an addiction that we’re fighting, and it’s been hard. We have all the tools to recover but it’s been very hard.

“Gage and I made our choice, to choose each other over a drug… we need our friends and fans to rally behind us and help us through this time. I want people to see that this drug does to you.”

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Before Santoro’s original Twitter account vanished, a final tweet claimed that one of his friends had been killed by looters in Philadelphia.

He wrote: “I lashed out full of emotional stress. Those who know me know I am not racist. I am hurt by the loss of my friend.”

He added: "I sincerely apologise for hurting the POC (people of colour) with my statement. I have fallen in love with many POC and understand the frustration.

Santoro’s husband, Gage Santoro, locked his social media accounts and changed his username to Black Lives Matter in the aftermath.

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