A number of South Asian women have hit back at Azealia Banks after her string of racist tweets last week.
As well as referring to him as a ‘Punjab’ and a ‘sand n****’, she called him a ‘curry scented bitch’. But, in response to the rapper’s awful remarks, South Asian women are now turning the slur on its head, reports Dazed.
A number of women have been using #curryscentedbitch to share photos on social media, with model Tris Dhaliwal tweeting:
— TrisDhaliwal (@trisdhaliwal) May 11, 2016
Alongside a set of similar pictures, singer Bambi tweeted: “Oops @AZEALIABANKS another proud #curryscentedbitch right here.”
— BΛMBI (@Bambi_Official) May 11, 2016
While @coconutxqueen went with: “#curryscentedbitch and harry’s lovin it.”
— intellectualartist (@coconutxqueen) May 11, 2016
The hashtag has also been trending on Instagram:
A photo posted by Asees Kaur (@asees_khera) on
Although Banks has now apologised for her remarks, Rinse FM have cancelled her headline appearance at Born & Bred, and she is under investigation by the Home Office and could still be banned from the UK.
Could be a case of too little, too late…