Well, this is disappointing.
Video of Atlanta and Get Out star Lakeith Stanfield spouting off a homophobic rap has surfaced online.
The 20-second video was originally posted on Stanfield’s own Instagram account but was quickly deleted.
Shortly thereafter it was reposted on Twitter by user @_BayBey, along with the caption: “So @lakeithlakeith from @AtlantaFX && @Sorry2BotherYou Though this ‘freestyle’ (that you can clearly see him looking down & reading) was appropriate?! Lol ppl are truly Homophobic weirdos Lakeith Stanfield sis you played yourself.”
So @lakeithlakeith from @AtlantaFX && @Sorry2BotherYou Though this “freestyle” (that you can clearly see him looking down & reading) was appropriate?! Lol ppl are truly Homophobic weirdos Lakeith Stanfield sis you played yourself pic.twitter.com/5N5F7Nexs2
— Bre'on (@_BayBey) June 23, 2018
“That’s some gay sh*t,” 26-year-old Stanfield raps in the video. “F*g, I don’t really like to brag but I’m straight, rich.”
In addition to acting, Stanfield is a member of a hip hop group named Moors.
“I really do feel like Lakeith Stanfield did this lil homophobic rap because there’s 00000 buzz around his upcoming movie,” @_BayBey writes in a followup tweet. “Everyone knows the gays run the world so that was the smartest thing to do to create a buzz.”
Stanfield, who is perhaps best known for playing the role of Andre Hayworth/Logan King in Get Out, last year’s critically acclaimed directorial debut of Jordan Peele, has yet to issue any comment on the video.
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When will people take notes from someone like Roseanne and realize that in this day and age of social media, one poorly thought out post like that can result in career suicide in a matter of minutes?
“Lakeith Stanfield sis”–love that, Bre’on–if you’re so confidence in being “straight,” why did you feel the need to declare it? Did you think people couldn’t tell? And then why take the hateful little rap down? I mean, “sis,” get it together, once you put it out there, it’s out there. Since karma’s a MF, may your upcoming movie flame out like a comet!
so confident in being “straight”–which he clearly isn’t!
Oh. So a nobody. Next, real story please.
As a very out and very proud gay man of African-descent, I am extremely disappointed and appalled by his homophobic video. If you exchange this topic and make it about other group, would he feel the same.
In any event, I expect a full and sincere apology and commitment to working with an LGBTQ organization to improve his ignorance! There are so many great LGBTQ organizations of color that he could volunteer and make a contribution. Plus, I know folks of color will put fire under his uninformed feet.
There is no excuse for this type of behavior! None! Until then, I will boycott any projects that he is a part of and urge others to do the say!
Shame, Shame, Shame!
He’ll easily get a past from the black LGBT. Some of the black blogs I visit don’t bother to post instances of homophobia by entertainers. Instead they peruse the internet looking for random episodes of viral racism videos of people nobody gives a f^ck about. I’m slowly finding myself increasingly isolated by the very people within the LGBT I once called my family and allies. They are too cowardice to call out black celebrities for homophobia, and the white LGBT just don’t seem to notice or care.
I’m buying a ticket to the next SpaceX rocket to Mars.
Start a gofundme. You’ll get there faster.
You literally posted this a week ago relating to EJ Johnson and his own struggles with dating:
“I don’t feel any empathy for this stunt queen… So what is the REAL reason why you can’t keep a man? Could it be that you are a c**ty queen who secretly crave cisgender white men?
I don’t know. I’m just asking the question ?”
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*ellipses for irrelevant content
And YOU feel isolated by the LGBT community? Ironic because you seem to be the one actually attacking other members of the community. Please buy that ticket. I’ll chip in.
@stopyolying – lol I’m glad you’re a fan of my comments. Keep reading em and stay triggered, I write them for snowflakes like you. And yes! I stated those words about EJ Johnson because he is a horrible mean spirited human being looking for sympathy. As for YOU, what are your thoughts about the homophobia proudly displayed by LaKeith? Or has your online obsession with policing the thoughts of others clouded you from any moral authority of your own? Focus your cattiness on the bigoted celebrities who deserve them!
i have an idea.. I’ll cover my mouth they won’t know it’s me. I am a genius!
So glad your straight.
His response on Twitter (not a spam link, Queerty):
that was actually kind of a nice apology anyways.
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