Australian man apologises for racist tirade at Centrelink

  • 22/03/2018

The man who unleashed a racist tirade against multicultural Australia has come forward and apologised.

Troy Scott, 47, was filmed yelling at customers at an Adelaide Centrelink office on Monday, as an employee desperately tried to shield them from his view.

"I'm going to smash all of you," Scott yelled.

"I didn't vote for multiculturalism, did I?

"F**k you all."

Scott was removed from the premises by security and police, and released later on. The video, since posted to social media, has been viewed millions of times all around the world.

He's now opened up about what pushed him to breaking point, saying he was only there to ask for help.

"I have bipolar, anxiety with depression," he explained in a YouTube video, after watching the footage for the first time.

"I didn't have my medication and that's why I went to Centrelink to try and sort it out.

"If I offended anyone or upset anyone I am truly sorry."

Friend Chantelle Berlemon told 9 News his apology is a genuine one.

"I've never seen him like that. I've never heard anything like that come out of his mouth.

Ms Berlemon says he has no recollection of the incident and was devastated when he saw the video for the first time.

No charges have been laid.