Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for The Recording AcademyDaniel Caesar is getting dragged online after he recently came to the defense of white social media influencer YesJulz, who’d been called out for being a culture vulture.
It all started when YesJulz went on the Easily Offended podcast and mentioned hip hop influencers Scottie Beam and Karen Civil, who had recently accused her of cultural appropriation when she asked her followers if she should wear a “N***** lie a lot” t-shirt to a festival.
After being ripped online for her caucasity, Caesar stood up for the online personality.
“Why are we being so mean to Julz?” the Grammy-Award singer said in an Instagram Live video captured online.
“Why are we being so mean to white people right now? That’s a serious question,” he continued. “Why is it that we’re allowed to be disrespectful and rude to everybody else and when anybody returns any type of energy to us…That’s not equality. I don’t wanna be treated like I can’t take a joke.”
Casear then doubled down on his comments, adding that he “truly believe[d]” in what he was saying.
“I’ve said what I’ve said before and y’all tried to cancel me and I apologized like a b****,” he said. “I don’t believe in that s*** ’cause I think you guys are wrong and I think I’m right…and you can cancel me.”
Not surprisingly, fans had plenty to say to the Canadian crooner.
“Daniel Caesar is the Black friend white people claim to have when they do racist things,” wrote one fan.
“Daniel Caesar had THE wedding song on LOCK for the next 20 years. Then he wanted to be captain save a ho for YesJulz culture vulture a**,” tweeted one disappointed fan.
Another claimed Caesar had “just killed his career.”
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