Angry fans are comparing Sabrina Claudio to Camila Cabello, Selena Gomez because of her racist online past
Yikes all around!
by Katie Way
Another day, another pop star whose old-but-not-old-enough racist posts get dug up and spewed out online, am I right?
Not to be a total cynic, but it's hard not to think "ugh, another one bites the dust," when you see all of the gross, anti-black rhetoric lurking in singer Sabrina Claudio's Twitter and Instagram history.
In one tweet, she joked about being a "black girl" for Halloween — with a casual n-word sprinkled in for good measure. In an Instagram comment, she used a derogatory slur.
Outraged fans were quick to declare the singer, who's previously worked with 6lack, Khalid and Duckwrth, cancelled for her anti-black comments.
Many compared her comments to those made by Camila Cabello, who got exposed for her round of racist comments a few months ago, or Selena Gomez, who famously mocked using a hashtag to "save lives" when it came to Black Lives Matter.
And much of Claudio's fanbase was especially upset because of the trend that her words fell into — of white Latina women believing they can use the n-word and disrespect black people, and black women in particular, because they're also people of color.
White Latinas in pop culture need to be stopped.
Selena Gomez, Camilla Cabello, Sabrina Claudio,
All of them.
Shawty really said the n word, made derogatory comments about black women, and referred to lower class, brown latinas as “sweaty chongas” YOUR FAVes are WACK
— ehzee babii✨ (@notezatall) April 9, 2018
let’s just put Sabrina Claudio’s 6 year black women tweets to the side for a quick second. let’s talk about the racist remarks she said THIS YEAR that proves my good sis ain’t changed one damn bit.
— $ACHI (@_vusachi) April 9, 2018
so sabrina claudio is boring AND racist?? that was easy
— Scary Terry (@niginablanket) April 9, 2018
Sabrina Claudio is cancelled. Used to have a whole hate account against black women. The same people who are now the biggest supporters of her music ?
— chan (@fleetwoodblack) April 9, 2018
Sabrina Claudio and Camilla Cabello walk in the same room pic.twitter.com/kJhNx9VPsi
— bikenhead ?✨ (@xosdlc) April 9, 2018
Guys. Even if you cancel Sabrina Claudio you’re really not losing that much. Her music really isn’t all that and you’ll find a new racially ambiguous whisper singer to stan soon.
— Yamikåni Soup ???? (@Yxmikxni) April 9, 2018
damn y’all was calling sabrina claudio an angel and “aphrodite in the flesh” just to find out she don’t even like you niggers
— ??? (@badgaIzak) April 9, 2018
selena gomez, camila cabello, the 69 guy, sabrina claudio, etc… all of these young pop culture latinx are all pura mierda blanqueada. whenever a new one comes out i am automatically dissapointed. https://t.co/3yorpuekoD
— denisse paola (@forestfoxes) April 9, 2018
Somebody changed her wiki page already pic.twitter.com/CL6w7U6VK1
— eric (@seizethecrown) April 10, 2018
Claudio issued a statement a day after she deleted the incriminating tweets — hah! Classic.
"I am deeply sorry for the insensitive words I've used," she said in an iPhone note — the most sincere apology format. "I realize my past ignorance is affecting people I care so much about and I am so sorry." Yeah, I bet you are, Sabrina.
Many fans were also quick to point out that honestly… it's not so bad that Sabrina was stopped, because she never really even got started — and her anti-blackness highlighted the gross, but way too common, form of racism that black people experience at the hands of other people of color.
It be ya own playlist, guys!