Rejecting ‘cancel culture’, Miley Cyrus openly reaches out to educate DaBaby amid anti-LGBTQ + controversy
Can Miley Cyrus do the trick?
While the attention-grabbing wild child of pop music may be disappointed by DaBaby’s blatant comments to the LGTBQ + community, she doesn’t think “canceling” is the right way to go.
Cyrus took to Instagram in an attempt to justify the pardon of the beleaguered rapper whose booming career is in freefall amid the controversy behind his factually inaccurate comments about people living with HIV and AIDS.
The “Hannah Montana” star believes DaBaby should be given the opportunity to learn from her mistakes.
“As a proud and loyal member of the LGBTQIA + community, much of my life has been devoted to fostering love, acceptance and openness,” the former Grammy nominee said in a statement. black and white infographic.
“The internet can fuel a lot of hate and anger and is the core of the cancellation culture,” Cyrus continued, “but I think it can also be a place filled with education, conversation, communication and connection. . “
The 28-year-old ‘Wrecking Ball’ singer added: “It’s easier to cancel someone than to find forgiveness and compassion in ourselves or take the time to change hearts and minds. spirits There is no more room for division if we are to continue to progress!
“Knowledge is power! I know I still have so much to learn, “she concluded before revealing in the caption that she was already following her own advice.
Cyrus tagged DaBaby and asked her to “check it out [his] DMs ”because she“ would love to talk and see how we can learn from each other and help be part of a fairer and more understanding future ”.
Rap sensation Interscope Records, 29, whose birth name is Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, has yet to publicly respond to his offer.
Surprising to some, DaBaby suffers an intense backlash after making remarks widely considered homophobic and anti-LGTBQ + at the Rolling Loud Festival in Miami on July 25.
After taking the stage at the super-popular Miami Music Festival, the rapper greeted his audience with a homophobic rant.
“If you don’t show up today with HIV, AIDS or any of these deadly sexually transmitted diseases it will kill you in two to three weeks, so turn on your cell phone,” he said. . “Guys, if you’re not sucking shit in the parking lot, turn on your cell phone.”
After challenging the ignorant rhetoric about the LGTBQ + community and half-heartedly apologizing while playing the victim, he released the clip “Giving What It’s Supposed to Give”, which included a title card that read: “Don’t don’t fight hate with hate. I apologize for being me the same way you want the freedom to be you.
To date, six major music festivals have since removed DaBaby from their lineup and stars such as Elton John, Madonna, Questlove, “Queer Eye” star Jonathan Van Ness, award-winning Radio broadcaster Andy Bevy Smith and even his “Levitating”. collaborator Dua Lipa condemned his conduct.
Like Cyrus, 11 national LGBTQ and HIV / AIDS organizations publicly contacted DaBaby on Wednesday. Highlighting the importance of providing care and treatment to black LGBTQ people in the southern United States, groups call for a private meeting with the Charlotte, North Carolina-based hip hop group to discuss the facts about HIV and provide him with a long-term opportunity to share his education with his fans.