X Factor Hopeful Jake Sims In Drug Tweets Controversy
Stereo Kicks member reportedly forced to apologise over 'silly' messages...
Jake Sims of X Factor boy band Stereo Kicks has been embroiled in a scandal over drug references on his Twitter feed.
The teenager now appears to have deleted his Twitter account, after newspapers dug up a series of references to weed and crack cocaine from his timeline.
The Sun reports that he had been making references to smoking cannabis since March last year - when he posted a picture of a spliff and wrote: "It was rather enjoyable."
And in September last year he wrote: "Always smoke upon one before sleep."
Other drug-themed tweets and retweets may have been song lyric references.
One read: "I don't smoke crack mother*****r, I just sell it."
And another: "She just wanna smoke and f*** I said girl that's all we do."
Last October he re-tweeted a message reading: "Everyone likes to get high."
Adding one day later: "So high."
The paper quotes a source as saying: "Jake is not proud of how he's behaved and in no way wants to let his fans or bandmates, down.
"He accepts how stupid his behaviour was and wants to put it behind him."
Fans of the band have been calling for him to return to Twitter, however the site now has no record of his account @jakesims_.
Stereo Kicks are among 11 acts fighting to avoid a double elimination in this weekend's show.