Adams sorry for tweeting the 'N-word'.
Byline: BRIAN HUTTON
GERRY Adams has apologised for "using the N-word" in a reference to an Oscarwinning film about slavery.
The Sinn Fein president had tweeted: "Watching Django Unchained - A Ballymurphy N*****!"
There was a backlash over his comparison of the treatment of slaves with Irish nationalists in areas such as Belfast's Ballymurphy.
Yesterday he called a press conference where he said the film "highlights the injustices suffered by African Americans through its main character Django".
He said: "I described him as a 'Ballymurphy n*****' and 'an uppity Fenian'. The use of the N-word was inappropriate. That is why I deleted the tweet. I apologise for any offence caused."
SDLP leader Colum Eastwood condemned the "public use of a racist slur".
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