Doja Cat REACTS to Whitewash Comments on YouTube!
She CLAPPED back
Rapper Doja Cat CLAPS BACK at fans and told them how she really feels about everyone saying she is being Whitewashed by YouTube! She says that their comments are actually way too hyped up. Doja Cat just released her video for Say So, but now she’s hitting back at people claiming that YouTube lightened her skin for a recent photo.
The video streaming service recently chose Doja as the face of its #WCE (Women Crush Everyday) playlist. The cover photo for the playlist features Doja adorned in a lacy pink top and pale pink headphones. But It wasn’t the color of her attire that caught people’s attention, however, but the color of her skin.
A flood of comments soon overwhelmed YouTube with claims that the platform lightened her complexion for the photo. A number of accusations were levied at YouTube, and a few commenters even aimed the blame at Doja herself. Comments like “oh dang why did they make her white” and “did they just whitewash Doja” quickly overtook the comment section. Some people even implied that her skin was lightened as part of a marketing tactic. “Loveee Doja but I guess the more closer to white you are the more you market, right?” wrote a user.
Soon after the comments started appearing, Doja responded to the claims. In several posts to her Instagram story, the 24-year-old rapper shredded any commenter making the claim. “So if you’re stupid as fuck you probably left a comment under this picture,” she said. “Hey, how about I’m half white, not entirely Black? My skin gets very light when I don’t tan. I was staying indoors a lot before that shoot. New fuckin’ subject, dumbasses.”
Back in 2018, Doja spoke to Dazed about her family’s background. Her father, according to the interview, is a “South African actor” and her mother is a Jewish-American painter. As the conversation continued in the comment section, some people pointed out her parents’ mixed backgrounds. Other fans came to her defense citing both her mixed race heritage and that her skin tone was irrelevant.
‘Isn’t she half white, why is this even a problem,’ one wrote, with another adding ‘How about focus on her talent and not her skin tone.’ Another said “Ya’ll are so pressed about how she looks in this one photo that she didn’t even take or edit…” She’s always doing Instagram lives and is transparent about her ethnicity,’ another said. ‘She’s extremely beautiful and the internet are crybabies looking for something to complain about.’
Doja is having a record year, she recently made her Tonight Show debut performing her first Billboard Top 20 song, Say So and her album Hot Pink peaked at number 17 on the Billboard 200 in the US.
She will be touring her album on the Hot Pink Tour beginning later this month. Her hit songs include Juicy (feat. Tyga), Say So, Tia Tamera (feat. Rico Nasty), So High and Say So.