Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness calls out Cardi B for "hurtful" AIDS comments
7 November 2019, 17:12
Cardi B caused controversy for telling a reporter: "I hope your f*cking mum catches AIDS bitch".
Queer Eye grooming specialist Jonathan Van Ness has criticised Cardi B for her recent "troublesome" remarks about AIDS.
Cardi B is no stranger to controversy. Over the course of the past few months alone, the 27-year-old artist has been accused of fatphobia, transphobia and homophobia. Cardi has since apologised for some of her "offensive" comments but she's now coming under fire for telling Access Hollywood: "I hope your f*cking mum catches AIDS bitch".
She made the remarks after the news outlet falsely claimed that Cardi's daughter Kulture calls someone else "mummy" because she works so much.
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Now Jonathan Van Ness has revealed that he sent Cardi B a lengthy DM on Instagram asking her to apologise.
Speaking to Gay Times, Jonathan explained: "I literally sent her the longest DM, I was like ‘I’m always going to really like you and I know you’ve got a lot going on. It really sucks when people say untrue and awful things about you, and I’ve totally had the same thing happen but to a much lesser degree. With your platform, it was so troublesome and problematic for you to say that and it’s so hurtful, and I really hope you apologise and do some work around that. I love you.’”
Jonathan then went on to say that he wants to do "personal work" to help educate people like Cardi B instead of cancelling them. "She’s such a hard worker. She represents so much for so many people and has so many inspiring parts to her story. Like, she had a bad moment and got heated, but I do think that occasion was really hurtful and bad, but should I… like, I don’t know, it’s tough."
He added that he wants to avoid the "itch of cancelling someone".
Cardi is yet to publicly apologise for her comments about AIDS. We shall update you if she does.