A Fan Tried To Troll Cardi B, Then The Rapper Body-Shamed Her
Cardi B is one of those celebs that we can always count on to speak her mind. In the past, she has boldly spoken up to strike down the cheating rumors against her husband, Offset. Recently, she denounced Tekashi 6ix9ine’s claims that she was a member of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods. In the past, she has also expertly shut down trolls who have committed on everything from her body to her talent.
However, this time, a clapback she made towards a trolling Instagram user is getting Cardi called out for fatphobic language.
On Tuesday, the rapper turned actress harshly replied to an Instagram troll who was bashing Cardi’s skills as a songwriter, particularly collaboration with other writers on some of her most popular tracks.
“Imagine needing help on a song like money bag, bodak yellow, & every other verse in any song… & getting called nothing above an entertainer,” the Instagram user wrote on a post Cardi made on her social media account. “LMAO a joke. stick to the movies luv.”
In retaliation, Cardi commented back to the woman, “Stick to your diet.” Supposedly, the Instagram user had made a post about being on a diet and working to lose weight and that is what Cardi was referencing when she spoke out against her trolling.
Many fans and critics immediately called out Cardi for the comments, calling them fatphobic and problematic.
Some comments pointed out the difficulty that plus-sized people have in our society. Fat-phobia is rampant in the beauty and fashion industries. The diet and weight lose industry is a multi-billion dollar conglomerate that feeds off of societal desires towards thinness. Even the healthcare system is skewed against fat people. Stigma against weight often prevents adequate diagnosis and care to plus-sized individuals.
Further comments mentioned that the popular rapper has millions of followers on Instagram and Twitter. By calling the troll out directly on Instagram and making an issue of her weight loss, it could be said that Cardi made her a target of all of her defensive fans.
Others pointed out that, as a public figure, Cardi is a role model and should be more careful with her words.
As a famous person, Cardi is held to a certain standard and there’s an obligation with that. As this Twitter user pointed out, the rapper’s own use of plastic surgery makes her comments sort of hypocritical. Many critics explained that Cardi should simply block trolling comments like these and be the bigger person in these situations.
Cardi was quick to defend herself and her response against what she described as “hate comments.”
Cardi produced receipts on Twitter showing the history of abusive messages that the Instagram user has sent the rapper in the past. She went on to question why she is being called fatphobic if she just told the user to focus on her diet instead of trolling.
“Wtf is fatphobic,” the “Bodack Yellow” rapper asked in her tweet. “People are so soft now and days. How ya going to survive a lunch table?” Cardi tweeted in response to critics denouncing her comments.
Despite the many fans and critics who condemned Cardi’s comments, just as many fans supported the rapper.
Some fans defended Cardi’s right to defend herself against trolling comments. The common sentiment was that if someone could dish it out, they should be ready to handle the criticism themselves. Others suggested that comments like the one Cardi responded to comes from jealousy and that basically the woman was a hater.
Regardless of whether Cardi was in the right or the wrong, this is another example of how social media is quick to hold us accountable for what we say. If nothing else, an unwise tweet or act of trolling is always sure to create some major drama.
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