Boity’s Past Comes Back to Bite Her
by: Terry Simelane-Mathabathe - 3 September 2018
Homophobic Tweets resurface on the heels of the release of Boity’s new single
Sherlock Holmes has got nothing on the detectives of black twitter. Homophobic tweets from Boity’s timeline that date back as far as 2009 have resurfaced on the TL and they don’t paint a pretty picture of the starlet who has managed to maintain an unproblematic public image – well, until now.
The “QUEEN OF RAP” has been doing the most these past years ey… It’s just disappointing, not Boity!! pic.twitter.com/a2p1ZAvV9W
— ROMAN❤️️ (@TheRealRoman_M) September 3,
Reactions on Twitter differed with both tweets of support and disappointment pouring out for the “Wuz Dat” rapper with many feeling that digging up tweets from 2009 is a bit extra. Others have called for Boity to take up accountability and apologise.
Niggas just brought back a Boity tweet from 2009. People on this app work overtime to ruin the lives of people they don’t know.
— . (@TrapLordRay) September 2, 2018
Watch people avoid addressing that Boity homophobic tweet but attack people who brought it to our attention. Whether it’s 10 or a year ago she needs to explain to us.
— Mukololo Khan (@NaVhugala) September 2, 2018
Boity has since tweeted an apology, taking responsibility for her tweets. She stated that she was young, naive and didn’t know better.
A decade ago, I was naive, homophobic, young and didn’t know better. I was 19 and my views on sexuality were warped. We grow, our views change and we do better. It’s gut wrenching and embarrassing to see them now however I am not the same person I was 10 years ago. ❤️
— #WuzDat now available (@Boity) September 3, 2018
I think we all learned that your past will come back to haunt you. Now onto the real question, is Boity’s apology accepted?