Celebrities are often caught in the middle of controversy when they make comments and statements about current events. Summer Walker is the latest celebrity to feel the wrath of public opinion when they make a statement and people take offense to it. Walker, a rising R&B star, has been accused of xenophobic after sharing a post related to the coronavirus.
Summer Walker deletes all Instagram posts after backlash
Walker received intense backlash after reposting a fake video that claimed to depict people in China spreading coronavirus.
She shared the video on Instagram with the caption, “That’s some trifling nasty a** s**t.”
After receiving criticism, Walker responded with a series of statements on her Instagram stories.
“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,” she said in the first post.
In a second story, she wrote, “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 Instagram account as a whole remains up, but not posts are able to be viewed, meaning she either deleted her posts or archived theme.
Before making those posts on her stories, Walker also posted a now-deleted picture of her wearing a suit made out of garbage bags while at an airport.
Kash Doll was also accused of xenophobia recently
Though this happened before the coronavirus concerns really amped up, another performer was also accused of xenophobia recently when she posted about the disease.
Rapper Kash Doll shared a meme on her Instagram page which many thought was xenophobic and of poor taste.
The meme showed a photo of Disney princesses with all of them wearing face masks, except Mulan.
The meme was captioned, “Sorry ‘MULAN’ but we never know.” Kash Doll captioned her Instagram post with, “In the airport like.”
Kash Doll has yet to respond to the criticism, but she did delete the post.