Daniel Caesar faces backlash from Black Twitter after defending YesJulz
The singer is met with slander after questioning race relations in the United States.
Canadian singer Daniel Caesar has found himself on the receiving end of a hailstorm of digital backlash this week after coming to the defense of YesJulz on social media.
Tuesday night (March 20), the 23-year-old hopped on Instagram Live to offer some social commentary and pose a series of questions relating to race relations, including asking why Black people are “being so mean to white people right now?”
His comments were framed in the context of social media personality YesJulz recently coming under fire for dragging REVOLT’s “State of The Culture” co-host Scottie Beam and entrepreneur Karen Civil, going on to invite Black Twitter to call her out for making racially insensitive comments toward Black women.
“Why are we being so mean to Julz?” Caesar began, referring to the situation. “Why are we being so mean to white people right now? That’s a serious question. Why is it that we’re allowed to be disrespectful and rude to everybody else and when anybody returns any type of energy to us… That’s not equality. I don’t wanna be treated like I can’t take a joke.”
He continued, making reference to Dave Chappelle referring to him as “very gay” during an episode of John Mayer’s Instagram show.
“I just went through that f–kin’ Chappelle s–t and I had to like, in the moment, acknowledge that I was being f–king sensitive,” he continued. “Know what I’m saying? I need to be able to take a joke just like everybody else. People are allowed to say what the f–k they want and I’m allowed to feel how I want but am I going to fight them or am I going to accept what they have to say and keep it f–king moving. The only people that I don’t respect and who I think can’t take a joke, I think that they’re less than me. Those are the people who I don’t say my honest opinion around and that’s disrespect.”
Elsewhere during the Instagram Live session, Caesar recalled a variety of hardships he’s undergone throughout his career, as well as vocalized his opinion that “being a victim doesn’t get you paid.”
Soon after ending his five-minute long broadcast, during which he exclaimed that he was “drunk as f–k” several times, Black Twitter got wind of his commentary and began to react, sharing a slew of fitting GIFs and wondering aloud if his commentary deemed his being collectively “canceled” as a result.
Despite Caesar trending well into Wednesday evening, the singer has not yet addressed his admittedly drunk broadcast, nor has he issued an apology.
Take a look at how Black Twitter is weighing in on Daniel Caesar’s recent commentary in the posts below.
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