Summer Walker denies being "racist" following backlash over coronavirus post
5 March 2020, 13:36 | Updated: 17 March 2020, 12:13
"How can you use Asian aesthetics in your work but be a xenophobic little bitch to Asians and spread fake news on your large ass platform?"
Summer Walker has addressed the backlash surrounding her "xenophobic" comments about coronavirus. The worldwide outbreak has currently claimed the lives of 3,304 people.
It all started when the singer shared a video about the virus on Instagram. The now-deleted video showed people in China (where coronavirus originated) "spreading" the disease. However, it turned out that the footage was actually two years old. "That's some trifling nasty ass shit," she captioned her post.
Summer was then accused of being "xenophobic" in the comment section of her post. Being xenophobic can be described as having or showing a dislike of or prejudice against people from other countries. Fans told Summer that the video was not related to the outbreak and she continued to defend herself.
summer walker, whose hygiene got dragged recently for taking "cat baths", should be the last person to flap her mouth spewing xenophobia over the coronavirus— no (@miskeencore) March 4, 2020
I find it real funny how summer walker loves the whole anime girl aesthetic but turns around and is racist to asian people and spreads fake ass news to fit her racist narrative she’s a racist 🤡 pic.twitter.com/K6BEVsWpbq— RuRu✨👑 (@itruby235) March 4, 2020
It’s so hard being a Summer Walker fan when she keeps doing dumb ass shit pic.twitter.com/lkiYcFSQ06— 𝓙.𝓤𝓫𝓲𝓺𝓾𝓲𝓽𝔂 (@jacob_bellevue) March 2, 2020
I have no choice but to unstan Summer Walker. How can you use Asian aesthetics in your work but be a xenophobic little bitch to Asians and spread fake news on your large ass platform? pic.twitter.com/EtZHvgDskU— Ai (@aaaaira) March 4, 2020
i've been the biggest fan of summer walker for the longest time, but i'm really disappointed. spreading this kind of propaganda about the coronavirus/generalizing an entire ass group of people without any context perpetuates a cycle of unnecessary hate and ignorance. pic.twitter.com/MD8E4QN7qY— jasmine :) (@smoothjaszz) March 4, 2020
She added: "Imao I ain't make the video or the caption, all I saw was some nasty shit period, idgaf if my mama did that shit, it's fucking nasty. I said what I said, y'all can go to hell [sic]."
Following the backlash, Summer deleted her entire Instagram page. But before she left, she shared an Instagram Story responding to the criticism. She said: "Lol people so dumb, talking about I'm racist and that video was from a long time ago. It don't matter if it was from 20 years ago, bottom line that shit nasty & IDGAF if a black white yellow or green person did that shit, it's still nasty.
"& why I ain't here about none of this 'xenophobic shit' when mf's had ebola? LOL [sic]."
I used to love summer walker but I see why her doctor gave her that shifted ass nose job, it’s what she deserves. pic.twitter.com/ZSIfASrUZn— DANIEL ⁷ IS SEEING BTS (@FENDANl) March 4, 2020
funny how summer walker’s social anxiety been REAL quiet ever since the racist and xenophobic side of her jumped out. i’m just tryna get some good r&b music from her but her dumbass still ain’t tired from running her mouth 😭😭😭 cancelled. pic.twitter.com/YEKa2QrhSV— stream changes ₁₂₃₄⑤ (@etajbieber) March 4, 2020
She continued: "Lmao I literally don't give a fuck anymore this is app. It's not that serious. For my label Ima just delete all this shit."