Lil Nas X‘s presence on social media has got him in some hot water once again … with people saying his tweet about ‘gays’ in Africa is incredibly insensitive on the heels of serious anti-gay legislation in Uganda.
The “Old Town Road” rapper was met with a ton of backlash Wednesday after he tweeted “where do the gays be in africa i wanna come there”. The tweet came on the heels Uganda parliament passing one of the most sweeping anti-gay legislations in the world.
The law punishes people with up to 10 years behind bars for simply identifying as gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer or anything other than male or female.
More shockingly, citizens can be sentenced to life behind bars for committing gay sex acts and be sentenced to death for “aggravated homosexuality” — a broad term to include sex acts committed by force as well as incest.
After LNX’s tweet, folks quickly hopped on social media to express their disdain, for what they see as an extremely dangerous message. One user wrote, “This is so insensitive especially after Uganda just announced the harsh punishment of even identifying as being LGBTQ” … and many others backed these same sentiments.
As you know, this isn’t the first time he’s been in the hot seat for his social media postings, recently issuing an apology for making a trans joke online.
He has not yet commented on the fallout.
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