DDG got hot after talking about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, civil rights activism, sparking outrage from many on Twitter. In an interview with the Bootleg Kev Podcast, which reportedly premiered on YouTube on September 22, DDG was asked about his relationship with entertainer-singer Halle Bailey, and how he has since announced that she will be on Disney’s The backlash she received after playing Ariel in the live-action remake. Little Mermaid. The 2021 XXL freshman said Halle Bailey was making fun of haters, but he felt they were being too harsh on his girlfriend. DDG added that he was also surprised by the hatred for his girlfriend Halle Bailey.
Sometimes I really wish we were living in a less negative world..
— Halle (@HalleBailey) September 24, 2022
Dude, you keep referring to this farewell shit shit in every video… no one cares about shit from years ago. 😂
— Painful 🥀 (@painnba) September 25, 2022
“I didn’t realize the individual was this racist,” he said. I have no clue about this. I thought this crap was gone by now. I thought Martin Luther King Jr canceled that shit. This stuff is crazy The video, shared by The Shade Room, caused an internet sensation and a reaction from some who thought DDG was making fun of MLK’s legacy. Different people are also wondering whether the Michigan poet realizes that racism is more prevalent today than ever before. DDG inserted his comments from the Bootleg Kev interview in the comments section of the post. I was the valedictorian in high school and he composed. Apparently mlk doesn’t stop racism…it’s called embellishment lol and that’s how we people are now. We are attacking each other all day every day and no one else smh. #BLM [black fist emoticon] you all have a happy person [heart emoticon].
DDG faced backlash for joking about Martin Luther King Jr. “Cancel” racism
DDG has been criticised for his remarks on the lasting impact of Dr Martin Luther King’s work, which he said were used inappropriately. In an interview with the Bootleg Kev Podcast, the Detroit native got some information about his relationship with entertainer and singer Halle Bailey, and most recently around her upcoming role as Ariel in Disney’s live-action The Little Mermaid. A new round of rebound. The DDG said that while Halley generally avoided the extreme comments being made, he felt that quite a few were going too far. He also commented that the backlash caught him off guard. ‘I didn’t realize people were this racist,’ he said. I didn’t know it was a thing. I thought this thing was gone by now. I thought Martin Luther King Jr. removed that crap. The video, which was reposted to an Instagram account by The Shade Room, drew criticism from some of the outlet’s fans. DDG moved quickly to explain his statement in the comments section below the post.
During an interview with Bootleg Kev, the 24-year-old artist also shared that he hopes some critics will feel different under the assumption that they know his girlfriend better. He explained that it was hard to be mean to Harley. She’s so sweet, she really resembles that face-to-face. Suppose people actually get a chance to find out who actually played the little mermaid, instead of saying she’s black. I think they’ll say, “I’m tripping.” Since confirming their relationship with a romantic birthday shout-out on his Instagram account in March, DDG has been very open about his support and admiration for the growing entertainer. In July, he admitted in an interview with DJ Akademiks on his Off The Record podcast that he found how motivated Halle was.
Just let it go bro and make better reviews in the future. From a PR standpoint, the speech is moot because it doesn’t counteract the fact that you think there is some inconsistency.
In fact, it’s precisely because the audience expects a smarter response that they’re so shocked.
— Your fairy godfather – William P. James △⃒⃘ ⚯͛✨ (@iwilliampj_) September 25, 2022
You all have to be outspoken. DDG may not be stupid, but their words are sheer stupidity and basically slapping black people in the face. Knowing the damn MLK doesn’t cancel any racism.
— Shamon 🃏 (@CallMeThePilot) September 25, 2022