Doja Cat is coming under fire after allegedly using racial slurs in an alt-right chat room and making light of police brutality in a song. 😳
As Memorial Day weekend began, Doja Cat was the focus of a social media "canceling" after clips of her appearing in a Tinychat video group reportedly meant for members of the alt-right/incel community surfaced. Incel is short for "involuntary celibate."
While her voluntary presence in this kind of setting is questionable by itself, a video eventually came to light in which Doja, who is of South African and Jewish descent, seemingly says, "Suck my dick, n****r."
Her choice to say the N-word with a "hard 'ER,'" a pronunciation that's typically used in racist contexts, shocked many fans.
In another clip, Doja appears to ask a vulgar question to the group about whether they would "feed a tube" into her butt.
Additionally, an old tweet was discovered in which Doja expressed how "thinking about being Black" made her sad. "Thinking about being Black can make any sensible person depressed," she wrote. "Like just think about it wouldn't being White make soo much more sense. life would have value."
As further evidence of her insensitive racial opinions, Twitter users reintroduced a song by Doja called "Dindu Nuffin" along with the troubling finding that the title is a racial slur used to mock Black people who claim innocence after getting in trouble with the law.
Believed to be released in 2015, there were also rumblings that the track was recorded in light of the controversial death of Sandra Bland, who was found hanged in a Texas jail cell in 2015 after being arrested during a confrontational traffic stop.
"How much nothing can a dindu do / If a dindu, dindu nothin' / How much money could a dindu make / If a dindu did all the things that you wish to," she sings on the hook.
Doja Cat recently celebrated her first No. 1 song on the Hot 100 with the "Say So" remix featuring Nicki Minaj. Followed by Megan Thee Stallion and Beyoncé's "Savage Remix," this coupling marked the first time that four Black female solo artists held the top two spots on the chart.
Last week, she also teamed up with The Weeknd for a remix of his track "In Your Eyes."
Many listeners and former fans of Doja Cat shared their thoughts about the accusations with the hashtag #dojacatisoverparty, which was trending on Friday and Saturday.