MX23RW : Saturday, January 16 15:49:26| >> :600:4486272:4486272:

Made In Chelsea star branded "massive douchebag" for PS5 post

Made In Chelsea star branded
© Channel 4
Made In Chelsea's James Taylor sparks outrage by claiming that he has sold off a free PS5.

Made In Chelsea's James Taylor has sparked an online backlash after claiming that he sold off a free PlayStation 5.

The console launched worldwide earlier this month, with a huge level of demand leading to significant stock shortages and units being resold on sites such as eBay for astronomical prices.

In a now-deleted post on Instagram, Taylor shared pictures of a PS5 alongside the hashtag "#gifted" and the message "Back to the PS4 I go :) Didn't like the PS5 so I sold it for a £1200 profit"

The comments sparked outrage from users on the gaming forum ResetEra, with one branding him "a massive douchebag" and another remarking: "What a prick."

In a statement to Metro, the 25-year-old insisted that his posts were merely designed to 'take the piss out of the current influencer market'.

"The PlayStation 5 was a friend's. I did not sell the PlayStation 5 'for a profit' as I never 'sold' anything. I currently have a PlayStation 4 and I am very content with it," he said.

"The amount of trolling I have received is quite hilarious as the people that I have message are extremely tunnelled-visioned and believe whatever they see on social media."

Taylor has been part of the E4 reality series since 2018.


Follow us on Twitter @SMEntsFeed and like us on Facebook for the latest entertainment news alerts.

Click here for more stories about James Taylor

Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Charlie Frederick on Love Island
Read Next:
Love Island's Charlie Frederick joins Made In Chelsea
Latest Entertainment Video
Read more about James Taylor Entertainment

rhs 2.0
New TV Picks header

Saturday, January 16

RuPaul's Drag Race: Netflix, from 8am
13-7-1+1(+6?) queens remain in the competition - will one of them finally get the (pork)chop?

The Masked Singer: ITV, 7pm
Returning tonight are Harlequin, Grandfather Clock, Bush Baby, Viking and... Blob.

Michael McIntyre's The Wheel: BBC One, 8.30pm
Among the experts this week, Doctor Alex George
Media Mole's Spotify playlist