Doja Cat Addresses Videos Which Show Her Joking With Alleged White Supremacists And Incels
"I shouldn't have been on some of those chat room sites, but I personally have never been involved in any racist conversations."
Doja Cat has weathered many, many controversies across her career, ever since her breakout song ‘Mooo!’ went viral in 2018. Now, the singer has addressed videos that show her hanging out on reportedly incel and white supremacist chat rooms, as well as an old song named after a slur against black victims of police brutality.
Doja Cat — aka Amalaratna Zandile Dlamini — issued a statement on Instagram earlier today to address “what’s been happening on Twitter”, denying that she had ever taken part in “racist conversations” (via Vulture).
Several videos are currently circulating in which she says a slur in a video chat room, though the context remains unclear at best — aka, it’s not evident in the footage whether the individuals featured are white supremacists or incels.
Twitter users are alleging the ‘Say So’ singer was on these forums within the past week, and has repeatedly expressed racist sentiment on them. Now, in an Instagram statement, she has distanced herself from those ‘chat rooms’.
“I’ve used public chat rooms to socialize since I was a child,” she wrote. “I shouldn’t have been on some of those chat room sites, but I personally have never been involved in any racist conversations. I’m sorry to anyone I offended.”
In a previous Paper Magazine profile, Doja has said she became ‘near religiously’ obsessed with an unnamed online chat room where people would “pick on her”, so she began to “make offensive jokes” as a response. This is in keeping with Doja’s past controversies, such as her defense of using a gay slur repeatedly on Twitter.
In her statement, Doja also addressed a recently resurfaced song from 2015, ‘Dindu Nuffin’, a slur used by white supremacist groups and message boards to make fun of black victims of police violence. She said it was a misguided attempt to ‘reclaim’ a word used against her.