Summer Walker And Lil Boosie Face Backlash Over Coronavirus Comments
Summer Walker is R&B's new It Girl. Unfortunately, she has been in the media for more negative things than positive lately.
Just weeks after she wished AIDS on the person who stole her property, the singer is being accused of being xenophobic for comments she made over the coronavirus.
The singer posted a video that was circulating on social media that portrayed people in China allegedly purposely spreading the virus.
She posted an accompanying caption that read: 'That’s some trifling nasty a** s**t.'
After being told that the video was old and used to spread propaganda, followers warned her that it was dangerous to share videos without them being verified because it welcomes more xenophobic ideas which is a huge problem while this virus spreads globally.
Summer posted more messages to her story.
'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 s**t nasty & IDGAF if a black white yellow or green person did that s**t, it’s still nasty. Lmao I literally don’t give a f**k anymore this is app. It’s not that serious. For my label Ima just delete all this s**t.'
Walker's profile is still up but all of her posts are deleted.
Meanwhile, rapper Lil Boosie. who constantly makes his controversial comments clear, has made xenophobic comments.
'If you Chinese or Yang, don’t come around me. Philippines . I’m sorry.'
So far, the coronavirus has instilled panic and fear in the general public when in reality -- there are less than 200 confirmed cases.
The New York Times reports: 'The number of known coronavirus cases in the United States continues to grow. As of Thursday morning, at least 163 patients with the illness had been treated in 18 states, according to a New York Times database.'
Hopefully, celebrities become more educated before sharing their opinions with their millions of followers.