Snoop Dogg is under fire for using his Instagram platform to very publicly body shame an influencer.
On Sept. 21, the rapper posted a photo of expensive.babygirl in a rainbow tube dress next to a picture of a rainbow twist lollipop. “Candy anyone?” he captioned the side-by-side photos, seemingly implying that expensive.babygirl looked like the twist lollipop in her colorful get-up.
Though Snoop Dogg thought his comparison was funny, many people in the comments didn’t. Fans were quick to call the rapper out on his misogynistic meme, noting that “body shaming isn’t a trend anymore.”
“Supporting bullying is just a s*** move,” one person said.
“Body shaming so uncool,” another user commented.
“This post is unbelievably unnecessary,” a third person added.
Though many people were quick to rush to expensive.babygirl’s defense, she actually doesn’t seem to be all that bothered by the post. In the comments, she noted that if Snoop was going to make fun of her, the least he could do was follow her. (When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!)
This isn’t the first time Snoop has posted something problematic on Instagram or come under fire for a misogynistic move. In the past, the entertainer has used his platform to post memes poking fun at “older chubby guys” and plus-size women.
In 2015, Snoop also said in an interview that he doesn’t regret displaying sexism via his music because “that’s how I was trained when I first started.”
“Once I figured out there was room to grow and learn and to be a better person, then I incorporated that in everything I was doing,” he said. “I don’t feel like you can be ashamed or mad about not knowing — if you don’t know, you don’t know.”
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