TOWIE's Joey Turner sparks concern with controversial comment about smoking crack 1

TOWIE’s Joey Turner sparks concern with controversial comment about smoking crack

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Joey Turner has sparked concern amongst his Instagram followers after posting a meme about smoking crack.

In a now deleted post, the former TOWIE star, 20, shared some shocking words said by Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow, 49, during an appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show in 2012. 

The meme of Gwyneth’s words read: ‘I’d rather smoke crack than eat cheese.’

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Controversial: Joey Turner, 20, has sparked concern amongst his Instagram followers after posting a meme about smoking crack

Controversial: Joey Turner, 20, has sparked concern amongst his Instagram followers after posting a meme about smoking crack

Joey’s followers were quick to take to the comments section of his post to express their worry.

One person wrote: ‘I’d rather smoke crake than eat cheese’ – wow aren’t you just such a wonderful, inspirational person. I honestly feel sorry for you.’

Another follower posted: ‘Shocked by this quote – really Joey?’ 

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Shocking: In a now deleted post, the former TOWIE star shared some words said by actress Gwyneth Paltrow, 49, during an appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show in 2012

Shocking: In a now deleted post, the former TOWIE star shared some words said by actress Gwyneth Paltrow, 49, during an appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show in 2012

Gwyneth backed up her controversial comments in 2016, when a fan asked her online: ‘Would you still rather smoke crack than eat cheese out of a can?’

She wrote on her Goop website: ‘Hell yes. You know, crack might be extreme, but spray cheese is not my kind of party.’

Joey also sparked concern last month as he documented his weight loss on Instagram.

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Worried: Joey has previously sparked concern after sharing pictures of his skinning frame on Instagram

Worried: Joey has previously sparked concern after sharing pictures of his skinning frame on Instagram

Checking in: His followers often leave comments on his posts asking if he is healthy, offering him support

Checking in: His followers often leave comments on his posts asking if he is healthy, offering him support

Taking to the photo-sharing site, he posted a photograph of himself posing in a bathtub.

The university student wore a stripy suit jacket, leaving it unbuttoned to reveal a ribbed tie-up bandeau underneath. 

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Lips slightly parted, one finger tracing the bottom, Joey captioned his latest post: ‘I was supposed to be having the time of my life’.

Content: TOWIE's Joey Turner shared a candid snap of him striking a pose in a bathtub on Instagram on Wednesday

Content: TOWIE’s Joey Turner shared a candid snap of him striking a pose in a bathtub on Instagram on Wednesday

On previous posts of the reality star’s, fans have been quick to express their fears over his weight loss. 

One worried follower wrote: ‘Joey, again I say this coming from a good place. You look so poorly my angel. Please reach out and get some help, you are emaciated and look like you could keel over. I know I’ll get trolled for this, but, it’s from a good place. Love & light x’.

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Meanwhile others left comments such as ‘icon’ and ‘angel.’ 

Recent snap: Lips slightly parted, one finger tracing the bottom, the TOWIE star, 20, captioned his latest post: 'i was supposed to be having the time of my life'

Recent snap: Lips slightly parted, one finger tracing the bottom, the TOWIE star, 20, captioned his latest post: ‘i was supposed to be having the time of my life’

'I say this coming from a good place': Joey has been sparking concern with 'disturbing' weight loss snaps as of late

‘I say this coming from a good place’: Joey has been sparking concern with ‘disturbing’ weight loss snaps as of late 

Reaching out: On previous posts of the reality star's, fans have been quick to express their concern over his weight loss, but it wasn't the entire consensus on his most recent

Reaching out: On previous posts of the reality star’s, fans have been quick to express their concern over his weight loss, but it wasn’t the entire consensus on his most recent

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In November, Joey was forced to hit back at fans who voiced their opinions over his new slimmed-down appearance. 

The TV star – who left The Only Way Is Essex eight months ago – said in a statement: ‘I am not your role model.

‘If I’m honest I’m not phased by the comments, I just want those who are about me to know I’m okay.

Concerns: Last month, Joey was forced to hit back at fans who expressed concern at his new slimmed-down appearance

Concerns: Last month, Joey was forced to hit back at fans who expressed concern at his new slimmed-down appearance

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‘I don’t care about the comments simply because it’s hard to care for the opinions of people that know nothing about me, my diet, my metabolism or my medical history with my weight.

‘I’m a 20-year-old student, I’m not on TV. I’m a student like any other and I am not your role model, so if you want someone to look up to I suggest putting someone else on a pedestal because I am not him.’  

Joey recently told The Sun: ‘I weigh seven and half stone, but I don’t weigh myself. I don’t care about how much I weigh. I am skinny, I can’t help that I am skinny. I am not going to apologise to anyone.’

Hitting back: 'I'm a 20-year-old student, I'm not on TV. I'm a student like any other and I am not your role model, so if you want someone to look up to I suggest putting someone else on a pedestal because I am not him' he said

Hitting back: ‘I’m a 20-year-old student, I’m not on TV. I’m a student like any other and I am not your role model, so if you want someone to look up to I suggest putting someone else on a pedestal because I am not him’ he said 

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Joey, who at 5ft 11ins has ‘always had a long, thin frame’, reaffirmed that there was nothing to worry about, seeing as he eats what he believes is a healthy diet.

During a typical day, Joey will enjoy a bowl of Special K, a salad for lunch and sushi for dinner. When out, he drinks vodka with water.

‘I don’t eat loads. I am not really a foodie, that’s not me being anorexic, I just don’t care to participate in gluttony,’ he remarked.

Old times: Joey at the NTAs in 2019, before his drastic weight loss sparked concern on social media

Old times: Joey at the NTAs in 2019, before his drastic weight loss sparked concern on social media

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