DaBaby accused of cutting ties with several HIV and AIDS organizations following controversy: We Has not received any outreach, partnership or funding from him
Did DaBaby do the organizations that reached out to educate him in the midst of his homophobia scandal haunt?
As you may remember, DaBaby (real name Jonathan Lyndale Kirk) found himself involved in controversies earlier this year after making comments that many found homophobic. Under his Rolls high set back in July, DaBaby infamous pronounced:
“If you did not show up today with HIV / AIDS, any of them are deadly sexually transmitted diseases that will cause you to die in 2. [or] 3 weeks, put your mobile phone light in the air … Guys, if you’re not sucking in the parking lot, put your cell phone light in the air. Keep it damn right! ”
DaBaby is that weird to say ?? Wth. pic.twitter.com/MDBQEZ2NsA
– ??? (@KingSeanSwae) July 26, 2021
In the wake of these comments, many began demanding that the “ROCKSTAR” rapper be canceled. But numerous organizations dedicated to HIV and AIDS eventually offered to meet with DaBaby to help educate him on the subject and “call him in instead of calling him out.”
Shortly afterwards, nine organizations met with the rapper and praised his “willingness to listen”:
“During our meeting, DaBaby was sincerely committed, apologizing for the inaccurate and hurtful comments he made about people living with HIV, and receiving our personal stories and the truth about HIV and its impact on blacks and LGBTQ communities with deep respect. .. DaBaby’s willingness to listen, learn and grow can open the door for a whole new generation of people to do the same. “
Months later, one organization in particular – Relationship Unleashed – claimed it DaBaby had made steady progress in the matter and should, in essence, not be canceled. In addition, the rapper also recently announced a Rolling Loud tour, suggesting the case was behind him.
However, more information on the overall situation emerges, and DaBaby being accused of effectively joking some of the organizations that reached out to him during his controversy. A spokesman for a group, the Black AIDS Institute, revealed:
“Since [late Aug.], we have not received any outreach, partnership or funding from DaBaby. It is now up to him, if he chooses, to turn his misinformation into an ally by supporting the work of the Black AIDS Institute and other people in color-led HIV organizations. “
The founder of a similar organization – The Normal Anomaly Group – added:
“Although we felt the conversation was extremely strong a few months ago, we have not heard anything back as an organization since our conversation.”
Moreover, another group called the Positive Women’s Network claimed it DaBaby never met with them or made any financial donations to its cause.
It is currently unclear whether DaBaby has kept in touch with other groups he met with, such as the Southern AIDS Coalition and GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation).
He has not directly commented on these recent allegations, though it is worth noting that he has bragged about his Spotify numbers and laughed at his attempt at cancellation via Instagram.
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