Coronation Street's Jack P. Shepherd apologises for 'offensive' tweets

Published Monday, Sep 15 2014, 09:26 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Coronation Street star Jack P. Shepherd has apologised after making an insensitive joke about the Manchester Dogs' Home tragedy.

Animal lovers were outraged when the actor posted a flippant remark to Twitter following the fire that ripped through the animal sanctuary last week leaving dozens of dogs dead, injured and homeless.

Jack P. Shepherd at the Coronation Street Christmas party 2013

© WENN / Steve Searle

It's reported he tweeted: "'I have a million "hot dog" jokes."

But now Jack has issued an apology, saying he hadn't understood the extent of damage to the dogs' home when he tweeted.

Jack said: "I sincerely apologise for any offence I have caused. This was not intended to be a malicious tweet and I didn't consider the offence it would cause.

"At the time I didn't realise the scale of the tragedy but that doesn't excuse my behaviour. I now realise how insensitive I have been.

"I have made a donation to the MCR dogs home and I'm very sorry for my behaviour."

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