Doja Cat, whose popularity skyrocketed this month with her song “Moo!“, has been under fire for homophobic speech. Tweets from her Twitter account have surfaced where the singer has used “faggot” in casual speech.
In the now-deleted tweet, the singer goes to say that she’s used the slur “roughly like 15 thousand times in her life”. She remains adamant that she isn’t homophobic, and using the slur doesn’t mean that she is.
“Does saying f*ggot mean you hate gay people? Do I hate gay people,” the singer writes. “I don’t think I hate gay people. Gay is ok.”
Still, many weren’t happy about the singer’s apology, especially since she continued to use the slur in question. The backlash even got Debra Messing involved, when she called out the singer on her own Twitter:
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) August 29, 2018
After the backlash from the first apology, the singer deleted the first apology and posted two more in its place. “I’ve used horrible derogatory and hateful words towards people out of ignorance… I’m sorry for anyone I’ve offended or hurt deeply,” she wrote in the second apology. But in the third apology, she further clarified her response to fit into a now-deleted tweet.
“I apologize for the derogatory terms I’ve used in the past and no one should be discriminated against for their race, religion, or sexual orientation,” she wrote in the final apology.
Though the singer has apologized profusely, fans aren’t quite convinced that she’s learned her lesson.