Cardi B Responds After An “Offensive” Transphobic Meme Was Posted On Her Facebook Page
17 September 2018, 13:32
The 'Bodak Yellow' rapper faced serious backlash.
Cardi B has responded after a transphobic meme was posted on her Facebook page over the weekend.
The meme, which has since been deleted from the 'Invasion Of Privacy' star's page, involved a cartoon of a man looking out of a window with the caption, "I hope nobody sees this tranny leave my house."
The post was accompanied by a slew of laughing emojis, and received a great deal of backlash from fans after it was posted, many of whom hailed the post "offensive".
In response to the controversial post, Cardi took to Twitter to deny posting the image. "It's come to my attention there have been offensive posts made on what used to be my Facebook page," she wrote.
She claimed that the post was made by a former employee, saying, "For the past year and a half a FORMER team member has been the only one with access to the account."
It's come to my attention that there have been offensive posts made on what used to be my Facebook page. For the past year and a half a FORMER team member has been the only one with access to the account.— iamcardib (@iamcardib) September 16, 2018
Despite Cardi's response, many fans still remained sceptical as the rapper was previously called out for her use of transphobic slurs earlier in her career.
“Like I didn’t know that was a word that you cannot use, especially because my trans friends use it and growing up, my parents never told me that that was a bad word,” she said earlier this year after footage of her using the word "tranny" was posted online.
“You know, there’s bad words that your parents teach you that you’re not supposed to say. Nobody taught us that. Nobody taught us that in our school."
Her husband, Migos member Offset, has also faced criticism in the past. He was accused of homophobia after featuring on YFN Lucci's ‘Boss Life’ where he raps, "I do not vibe with queers."
At the time, Cardi jumped to her beau's defence and claimed that "he treats them with the same respect he treats everybody."