unilad
Advert

Miley Cyrus Offers Support To Da Baby After Vile Homophobic Remarks

by : Hannah Smith on : 05 Aug 2021 13:04
Miley Cyrus Offers Support To Da Baby After Vile Homophobic RemarksPA Images

Miley Cyrus has extended an olive branch to DaBaby following his homophobic comments, calling for ‘open dialogue’ to help combat prejudice and hate.

Cyrus, who identifies as queer, joined a host of other celebrities in condemning remarks made by the rapper after he repeated a series of derogatory jokes about women, gay people and those living with HIV/AIDS.

Advert

However, rather than join ongoing attempts to ‘cancel’ the rapper, the singer instead said she’d reached out to him, posting an Instagram note in which she asked DaBaby to ‘check his DMs’.

PAPA Images

‘It’s easier to cancel someone than to find forgiveness and compassion in ourselves or take the time to change hearts and minds,’ she wrote.

In her note, Cyrus explained:

Advert

As a proud and loyal member of the LGBTQIA+ community, much of my life has been dedicated to encouraging love, acceptance, and open mindedness.

The internet can fuel and lot of hate & anger and is the nucleus of cancel culture… but I believe it can also be a placed filled with education, conversation, communication & connection.

As well as tagging her LGBTQ outreach charity the Happy Hippy Foundation and HIV/AIDS awareness non-profit Greater Than AIDS, Cyrus used the caption of her post to speak to DaBaby directly, writing, ‘would love to talk and see how we can learn from each other and help be part of making a more just and understanding future!’

DaBaby (PA Images)PA Images

After initially refusing to apologise for his remarks, DaBaby has faced a growing professional backlash over the past week, including seeing himself dropped from two major US festivals, Lollapalooza and the Governor’s Ball.

Advert

Following criticism from high-profile stars including Elton John and Madonna, the latter of whom told the rapper in a post ‘people like you are the reason we are still living in a world divided by fear’.

DaBaby eventually issued an apology on his social media channels, writing, ‘I apologise to the LGBTQ+ community for the hurtful and triggering comments I made. Again, I apologise for my misinformed comments about HIV/AIDS and I know education on this is important.’

If you have a story you want to tell, send it to UNILAD via [email protected]

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Celebrity

Meat Loaf Has Died Aged 74

Hannah Smith

Hannah Smith is a London-based journalist at UNILAD. After studying History at UCL she worked for print publications on both sides of the pond, including spells at Harper's Magazine and The Times, before graduating with an MA in Newspaper Journalism from City, University of London.

Topics: Music, DaBaby, homophobia, LGBTQ+, miley cyrus

Credits

@mileycyrus/Instagram
  1. @mileycyrus/Instagram

    Miley Cyrus - Instagram