Halle Bailey is currently one of the most popular actresses, and for good reason. Halle’s love life has long attracted the interest of fans and is often a topic of conversation. DDG, Halle’s boyfriend, recently responded to criticism of his ‘MLK Canceled’ racist comment.

The recently released trailer for The Little Mermaid has sparked racist trolls. Almost immediately after the sneak peek was released, social media commenters questioned why Disney would cast Black actress Halle Bailey as Ariel. In the original animated film, the titular character was represented as white.

Despite widespread condemnation of the racist reactions, Bailey’s boyfriend says she is not affected by the hatred. “She be laughing it off, [but] they be going a little too hard,” rapper DDG said during an interview on the Bootleg Kev podcast. “But I feel like the people is more attacking the character rather than her, personally.”

DDG went on to remark that he was astonished by the amount of controversy and prejudice on display. “I didn’t know people was this racist. I didn’t know this was a thing,” he said.

I thought this sh*t was gone already, I thought that sh*t was gone! I thought Martin Luther King [Jr.] canceled that sh*t out! This sh*t is crazy, I was like ‘what the f*ck is these n***as talking about?’

But at the end of the day, them motherf*ckers are still tapping in. They still gonna watch … It’s going No. 1, regardless. And every single Black person in the world is gonna watch.

To no one’s surprise, DDG’s remarks quickly went viral and drew more condemnation from social media users. No, it wasn’t because he was supporting his girlfriend, but because of his MLK remark. “He definitely could’ve worded that better lol,” one person commented on the Shade Room’s Instagram account. “Apparently if you are rich you don’t get to experience what regular Black folk experience on a daily…,” another wrote.

DDG replied to the criticism, insisting that his remark was serious. “I was valedictorian in high school. Obviously, MLK ain’t stop racism … It’s called exaggeration lol,” he said. “See this what’s wrong with our people these days. We attack each other all day every day and no one else. SMH. Y’all have a blessed one.”

You can check out DDG’s full interview below. The Little Mermaid will be released in the United States on May 26, 2023. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.

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