Why People Are Saying Doja Cat Gave A Half A** Apology To The Black Community
After Doja Cat was canceled when news broke that she participated in anti-black chat rooms, the “Say So” songstress put out a public apology. However, this apology was not good enough for fans who feel like it simply does not address a lot of the issues and wrong-doings of her past.
The hashtag #dojacatisoverparty was trending non-stop on Twitter. This is because old music has resurfaced where the singer used an offensive racist term “Dindu Nuffin.” It only led to fans to uncover her past racist anti-blackness comments on social media and in chat rooms. Not to mention that she also put out a tweet in the past saying that her life would be so much easier if she was fully white. More recently, fans accused her of bleaching her skin to give off the appearance that she is fully white.
Doja Cat’s Apology Did Not Come From The Heart
When celebrities find themselves in sticky situations, a lot of them feel inclined to apologize. Whether they actually genuinely mean it or are doing it as a publicity stunt remains to be seen. In this instance, so much of Doja’s past was dug up to uncover that she is simply put, problematic. People really went down a rabbit hole of insensitive tweets, recordings from video chats and past comments to discover that the singer never fully embraced being half-black. In her apology, she says “Half of my family is black from South Africa and I’m very proud of where I come from.” One Twitter user wrote, “half of my family is from South Africa sounds an awful lot like ‘I’m not racist I have black friends’ idk celebrity apologies are always damage control and never from the heart.”
“I wonder if Doja Cat ever said ‘I’m proud to be a black woman’ in any of her group chats with problematic/racist people. Keep the apology and seek help” suggested another Twitter user. In the anti-black video chats that Doja participated in, she encouraged white men to call her racial slurs. And according to several online chat rooms, she never embraced being black while saying odd things to strangers.
She Didn’t Take Responsibility For Her Racist Actions
Another thing that really irked people with her Instagram apology is that she made comments unavailable on it. People cannot speak directly to her on the post and some think this is an act of cowardice. While she did admit to participating in public chatrooms in this apology, she denied that she ever said any racist remarks. This was quite contradictory to an interview she gave in 2019 where she said that she uses “offensive rhetoric” in chats as a way to have fun.
The apology just did not go in-depth like it should’ve to address all of the claims made against her. Some even suggested that it was not even written by the singer, but by her PR team instead.
Doja’s Lacking Apology Led #OnlyKlans To Trend On Twitter
If you have logged onto Twitter within the past day, you may have been confused by #OnlyKlans trending. This hashtag was specifically used to describe Doja’s actions on the anti-black chat rooms. She still goes on these chat rooms for a reason, which was not addressed in her apology. She was last seen in one chat room about a week ago. It is a play on OnlyFans, in which people need to subscribe and pay a monthly fee to see exclusive content of some minor celebrities.
Most ex-Doja fans on Twitter seem to agree that she has never hidden her disdain for non-white races. That is definitely where her issues lie.
In any case, her apology seemed like it was a bit doctored. Whereas someone like Lana Del Rey made an entire video trying to describe what she meant when she received backlash for a statement she made.
It’s not clear what’s next for Doja Cat, but it would be wise for her to speak to someone about underlying issues that may have caused her to denounce her own race.