Iggy Azalea continues travel upon the get-no-love train as her past tweets on the social media platform, Twitter continue to come from her past to haunt her.
Before the “Fancy” star from Australia hit it big her she was, and still is to an extent, a heavy twitter user. However, the 25-year-old rapper is starting to feel the burn of bad tweeting due to some of her tweets being labelled racist and homophobic.
Earlier this week, Azalea had to pull out of Pittsburgh’s Gay Pride event because of rising criticism over her performing at the event. According to advocacy groups, her remarks prompted the backlash because they represent an anti-gay sentiment and were not representative of the event’s standing on values of acceptance.
The tweet in question is as followed: “When guys whisper in eachothers ears I always think its kinda homo.”
After drawing negative attention from the gay community, Azalea subsequently backed out of the even and released a statement condemning her past remarks which were not reflective of her character because she is a firm believer in equality.
“I meant no harm and deeply regret ever uttering these words,” Azalea said, on Twitter, “As an adult I would never use them because I understand they play a detrimental role in the fight for issues that I do truly believe in.”
Despite her recent Twitter-gate incident, Azalea has quite a collection of tweets that display her in a negative light due to their racist comments.
In the past, Azalea has been questioned and condemned for her comments regarding blacks and with the recent spotlight being cast on the gay community it is only understandable that now her comments regarding Latinos & Asians be looked at.
“Is it wrong I feel happy to hear southern accents again & not mexican ones?” Azalea said on a past tweet, “… I am.”
And in another tweet about the women in Los Angeles, Azalea commented that they are “stick skinny,” unless they are Mexican, because Mexican women “still got the box body on lock.”
Many of the star’s tweets have since been deleted, however through the power of screenshots they still exist and online for all to see.
While Azalea hasn’t denied their existence, but acknowledged them by releasing apologetic statements she has also taken to her Twitter and other social media platforms to defend herself for making them. Aside from using the quick defense of “I have [Asian/Black/Gay/Lesbian] friends” seemingly to make them seem ok, she has also stated that her Twitter was, at one point prior to her fame, meant merely for close friends and family to view.
Although that may have been her intention, it was an ill-decided one especially when involved in a world of entertainment. While you may be praised and liked by thousands, there are twice as many of those who do not like and would like to see you dragged through the dirt. Her comments are racist and borderline homophobic, but again it wasn’t as though she was trying to hide them from the world being that they were out in public—the world wide web—for all to see no matter if that was her intention or not.
So, the aggressive mob of political correctness should tone it down a notch and target more important figures who may harbor racist and homophobic feelings…I don’t know, maybe people like Senators, those in Law Enforcement would be a good start.
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