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Too Hot To Handle's Kelz accuses David of using him as "prop" in Black Lives Matter post

Too Hot To Handle's Kelz accuses David of using him as
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Too Hot To Handle stars Kelz and David fall out over an Instagram picture relating to the Black Lives Matter movement.

Too Hot To Handle stars Kelz Dyle and David Birtwistle have fallen out over a social media post relating to the 'Black Lives Matter' movement.

The row started when David posted his support for the cause on Instagram, sharing a picture of him next to Kelz from their time on the Netflix series alongside the message: "F**k standing on the sidelines. I stand with you, side by side against racism."

Kelz reacted angrily to the picture, posting a reply in which he claimed he had asked David to take it down but was branded "petty".

"Side by side? When I've asked you to share a video speaking out against Injustice and Racism," he wrote. "You read and ignore that message, but then post a photo with me ( without having prior asked for my permission) like some POSTER Boy claiming you stand with me?

"I call you and message you to find out why you did this, and you dismissed me by calling me 'PETTY' pretending to not understand where I am coming from.

"DO NOT use me to further your social media gains and to get likes, DO NOT use this movement of #blacklivesmatter because it's a trending # for you."

In a later post on his own Instagram account, Kelz added: "I told @david.Birtwistle I was NOT comfortable with him using me as a prop for this post and instead of deleting the post, he deleted my comment. Censorship at its FINEST."

David has since removed the picture from his account.

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