Miley Cyrus has criticized the culture cancellation and offered to help educate DaBaby after being kicked out of several music festivals due to recent homophobic remarks.
“@DaBaby is checking your DMS – I would love to talk and see how we can learn from each other and help be part of a fairer and more understanding future!” the “Wrecking Ball” singer wrote in an Instagram post on Wednesday.
Cyrus, 28, said she believes canceling someone isn’t the most effective way to create long-term change.
“As a proud and loyal member of the LGBTQIA + community, much of my life has been devoted to fostering love, acceptance and openness,” she wrote. “The internet can fuel a lot of hate and anger and is the core of the cancellation culture… but I think it can also be a place filled with education, conversation, communication and connection.”
She continued, “It’s easier to cancel someone than to find forgiveness and compassion in ourselves or take the time to hazard hearts and minds. There is no more room for division if we want to continue to progress! Knowledge is power! I know I still have so much to learn!
Earlier this week, DaBaby doubled down on his apologies for the homophobic comments he made at the Rolling Loud Festival in Miami – after being banned from Chicago’s Lollapalooza, New York’s Governor’s Ball next month and the Day N festival. Vegas in November.
“I want to apologize to the LGBTQ + community for the hurtful and triggering comments I made,” the rapper, 39, wrote in a lengthy statement to Instagram on Monday. “Again, I apologize for my misinformed comments about HIV / AIDS and I know education about it is important. Love to all. God protects you.”
Artist “Suge” found himself in hot water after taking the stage at Rolling Loud in June and tell the public, “If you don’t show up today with HIV, AIDS, or one of these deadly sexually transmitted diseases, it will kill you in two to three weeks, so turn on your cell phone.”
He added, “Guys, if you’re not sucking bitches in the parking lot, turn on your cell phone.”
At first, DaBaby defended her rant by saying in an Instagram Live, “I wasn’t going to rant. This is called a call to action. That’s what it’s called, because I’m a live artist. I am the best live artist.
But he was left eating crow after being dragged along by the public as well as several celebrities including Dua Lipa, Elton John and Madonna.
“Anyone who has ever been touched [sic] with AIDS / HIV you all have the right to be upset, what I said was insensitive even though I have no intention of [sic] offend anyone. So my apologies “, he tweeted end of July. “But the LGBT community… I’m not bothering you, am I. all your business is your business.
DaBaby’s representative did not immediately respond to our request for comment.