DaBaby Accused Of Cutting Ties W/ Several HIV & AIDS Organizations After Controversy: We Have Not Received Any Outreach, Partnership, Or Funding From Him
Did DaBaby ghost the organizations that reached out to educate him amid his homophobia scandal?
As you may recall, DaBaby (real name Jonathan Lyndale Kirk) found himself embroiled in controversy earlier this year after making comments that many found homophobic. During his Rolling Loud set back in July, DaBaby infamously stated:
“If you didn’t show up today with HIV/AIDS, any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases that will make you die in 2 [or] 3 weeks, put ya cellphone light in the air…. Fellas, if you ain’t sucking d*ck in the parking lot, put ya cellphone light in the air. Keep it f**king real!”
DaBaby this is weird to say?? Wth. pic.twitter.com/MDBQEZ2NsA
— ??? (@KingSeanSwae) July 26, 2021
In the wake of these comments, many started calling for the “ROCKSTAR” rapper to be cancelled. However, numerous organizations dedicated to HIV and AIDS ultimately offered to meet with DaBaby to help educate him on the subject and “call him in instead of calling him out.”
Shortly thereafter, nine organizations met with the rapper and praised his “willingness to listen”:
“During our meeting, DaBaby was genuinely engaged, apologized for the inaccurate and hurtful comments he made about people living with HIV, and received our personal stories and the truth about HIV and its impact on Black and LGBTQ communities with deep respect… DaBaby’s willingness to listen, learn, and grow can open the door to an entirely new generation of people to do the same.”
Months later, one organization in particular–Relationship Unleashed–claimed that DaBaby had made steady progress in the matter and should essentially not be cancelled. Furthermore, the rapper also went on to recently announce a Rolling Loud tour, suggesting the matter was behind him.
However, more information about the overall situation is coming to light, and DaBaby is being accused of effectively ghosting some of the organizations that reached out to him during his controversy. A spokesperson for one group, the Black AIDS Institute, revealed:
“Since [late Aug.], we have not received any outreach, partnership, or funding from DaBaby. The onus is now on him, if he chooses to, to convert his misinformation into allyship by supporting the work of the Black AIDS Institute and other people of color-led HIV organizations.”
The founder of a similar organization–The Normal Anomaly Group–added:
“Though we felt the conversation was extremely powerful a couple months ago, we haven’t heard anything back as an organization since our conversation.”
Furthermore, another group called the Positive Women’s Network also alleged that DaBaby never met with them or provided any financial donations to its cause.
It is currently unclear if DaBaby has kept in contact 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’s worth noting that he’s been boasting about his Spotify numbers and laughing about his attempted cancellation via Instagram.
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