Joe Budden Apologizes For Instagram Post Stereotyping Sikh Man
The rapper took to Twitter to apologize for the original post: "I apologize to all Sikhs and any1 i offended w my tasteless & stereotypical post yesterday."
After being called out by a Twitter user for a post he made on Friday, Slaughterhouse emcee Joe Budden took to the platform yesterday to apologize for a recent and since-deleted Instagram post of a man wearing a turban in an airport security line with the caption “Not on my watch Homeboy!” attached.
On Friday (March 28), a Twitter user by the name Fateh Singh reposted Joe Budden’s Instagram post to Twitter with attached commentary calling it “racism and ignorance at its finest.”
Singh’s Tweet, which has now been retweeted more than a thousand times, inspired dozens of other users to criticize the rapper for his comments. One user, Jaskaran Dhanoa, engaged with Budden directly, asking him to “admit [his] fault and apologize.”
@JoeBudden lighten up to a racist joke? Would you lighten up if I dropped the "N" word to you? Think about it, seriously. Read ur comments b— Jaskaran Dhanoa (@JaskaranDhanoa) March 28, 2014
@JaskaranDhanoa oh please.. Everyday there’s a joke here in reference to blk folk & chicken/watermelon.. It’s a stereotype, not racism.— Joe Budden (@JoeBudden) March 28, 2014
@JaskaranDhanoa I’m taking off, i’ll erase it cuz I like u, ok ?! Great. oeOE— Joe Budden (@JoeBudden) March 28, 2014
Yesterday, Budden apologized officially with a pair of Tweets referencing his own post as “stereotypical” and “in bad judgement.”
I apologize to all Sikhs and any1 i offended w my tasteless & stereotypical post yesterday, it was ignorant & in bad judgement. Never again.— Joe Budden (@JoeBudden) March 29, 2014
Hopefully ppl can find it in their hearts to forgive me, my God is a forgiving 1… today is a new day, here’s to moving forward !— Joe Budden (@JoeBudden) March 29, 2014