American singer and songwriter Summer Walker is facing backlash from social media users who accused her of being xenophobic and racist after posting a misleading video about the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The 23-year-old musician posted a video on Instagram accusing the “people of china” of spreading the coronavirus to the public with a caption that reads: “That’s some trifling nasty a** sh*t.”
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
However, many users quickly pointed out that the video in question is not related to the current outbreak of COVID-19 as it was posted two years ago.
Instead of owning up to her mistake of spreading misinformation, Walker replied to a comment, “and they trifling & nasty af too so what’s your point?”
Many people called her out on her xenophobic post and as a result of the backlash, she deleted all of the content on her Instagram account, according to Complex.
She also took to her Instagram Story to address the backlash by calling people dumb for pointing out her racism and saying how the video was two years old.
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
“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,” Walker wrote in her story. “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.”
Twitter users were disappointed by the news.
the way i just saw how summer walker is xenophobic this is so 😔 i REALLY LIKED HER AND VIBED TO HER MUSIC SO MUCH ughh smh
— cam ✰⁷ (@loveIyrm) March 5, 2020
I can’t believe we tried to defend Summer Walker so hard only to find out she’s xenophobic as hell
— ♡ Cheska ♡ (@cheskadelicc) March 5, 2020
*deletes all the summer walker songs of my Spotify playlist* https://t.co/KPDJxSZ0JP
— kiara💗 (@kuntiara) March 5, 2020
Summer walker being xenophobic broke my heart 🥺😭 I’m scared of I ever meet her she’ll push me away or sum shit damn!! I was ROOTING FOR YOU FUCK
— putrika thee harami (@puthiccca) March 5, 2020
Here’s what other people are saying:
the video summer walker posted was two years old and had absolutely NOTHING to do with the coronavirus. but when people informed her about this in the comments she ignored it and continued to say that they are still dirty. she’s willfully being ignorant. stop tryna justifying it.
— your fav fairy🧚🏾♀️ (@_christinaxo__) March 5, 2020
I’m glad ya really see how trash summer walker really is. Now I can say this with my chest… social anxiety who?? 🙄
— 🐐 (@nia_olivia) March 5, 2020
Walker is currently signed with LoveRenaissance and Interscope Records.
Feature Image Screenshot via Summer Walker