Angsty Teen Paris Brown Quits Police Role Over Shady Twitter Past

By Gary Cutlack on at

The furore over past comments made by high-profile youth police and crime commissioner Paris Brown has claimed her bouffant scalp, with the 17-year-old quitting her advisory job after her slightly dodgy youthful tweets triggered a modern-day outrage.

Brown hit the news after tweets made back when she was 14 were dug up by people who enjoy scrolling back through timelines looking for incriminating comments, who found some ballsy mouthing-off about drugs, sex, gay people and the usual sorts of things teenagers like to rant about. For which she is now sorry, saying:

"I accept that I have made comments on social networking sites which have offended many people and I am really, truly sorry for any offence that has been caused ... I have fallen into the trap of behaving with bravado on social networking sites. I hope that this stands as a learning experience for many other young people."

She also pointed out rather truthfully that: "I'm sure many people today would not have the jobs they are in if their thoughts in their teenage years were scrutinised." [BBC]