Remember when Da Baby met with LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS organizations last summer following those homophobic comments he made about people living with HIV then said he was committed to supporting those groups and making amends for his remarks? Well, it turns out, that was all a lie.
Related: DaBaby apologizes again…kinda…calling his critics “cry babies”
The Daily Beast reports:
On Aug. 31, nine organizations, including GLAAD and the Black AIDS Institute, released a joint statement that they had met with DaBaby to educate him and share their personal stories. In return, DaBaby “apologized for the inaccurate and hurtful comments he made about people living with HIV and received our personal stories and the truth about HIV and its impact on Black and LGBTQ communities with deep respect.”
Three months later, at least three of the nine organizations haven’t heard from the rapper since, nor have they received a single penny from him, despite having what they all thought had been a “meaningful dialogue”.
“We have not received any outreach, partnership, or funding from DaBaby,” Pavni Guharoy at the Black AIDS Institute confirmed. “The onus is now on him, if he chooses to, to convert his misinformation into allyship by supporting the work of the Black AIDS Institute and other people of color-led HIV organizations.”
Venita Ray, co-executive director of Positive Women’s Network, also confirmed her group hasn’t had any communication with Da Baby since their meeting, but she added the door remains open. And Ian L. Haddock, founder and executive director of The Normal Anomaly Initiative, said his group, too, has yet to hear from the rapper.
“Though we felt the conversation was extremely powerful a couple months ago, we haven’t heard anything back as an organization since our conversation,” Haddock said, noting that Da Baby’s peer, Lil Nas X, has helped raised thousands of dollars for the group and other HIV or LGBTQ organizations through his “baby registry.”
Da Baby did not respond to requests for comment on the matter.
Just like when Chik Fil Et claimed it was going to stop donating to violently anti LGBTQ groups and didn’t.
Same here, bigots gonna bigot.
This is why I don’t understand why Chapelle wants to defend this guy so much. He just keeps digging himself into PR holes completely on his own. It wasn’t his people who decided to make the comments he made in Florida, or keep bringing up this uninformed opinion about HIV/AIDS over the following days and weeks.
Just shut all the way up already, my dude. I’ve never listened to his music, but didn’t he get dethroned as most Spotify top streamed rapper by ‘Lil Nas X?
if you fell for his BS, then you’re an idiot.
DaBaby, we see through DaBullsh!t! You’re canceling yourself, boo….
Too bad he remains unreformed — especially when with his success, contributing to charity is just a part of the game. It’s stubbornly bigoted not to help – Good for Queerty (rarely said in the comments section, btw) for bringing his failure to follow through to light.
These organizations are fools if they thought this a**hole was going to donate a penny to them or help raise money for their charities. It’s not about what somebody says or does in the moment but all the days AFTER. And The Big Baby has shown the world that he isn’t sorry and will continue to double down, triple down, etc on the remarks he made before. It’s not that some people can’t change; it’s that they don’t want to change.
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