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Whew, over the long weekend Summer Walker found herself catching some serious heat.
The “Come Thru” singer posted on her IG story an insensitive comment after an incident involving her stolen laptop. “Whoever stole my laptop off that LA flight last night can suck a fat stanking uncircumcised HIV infested d**k.”
Dana White, an HIV positive activist would respond to the post on Twitter saying, “I’ve been living with HIV since Summer Walker was 11 years old and longer than her career will last. My immune system is stronger than her live performances. Good morning.”
HIV stigma is usually not something people are interested in unlearning until the virus impacts them directly. Summer Walker’s words were offensive, yes, but also sad because 1 in 48 Black women may be diagnosed in their lifetime.
— Dana White (@DanaVivianWhite) February 17, 2020
The comments didn’t stop there. Other social media users also voiced their opinions.
i know i’m late to comment on summer walker’s HIV comment, but i’m most disgusted by some of my follower’s remarks of “focusing on the negative, not the positive.” there’s nothing positive in shaming folks living with HIV. period!
— maybe: mark. (@softhomothug) February 18, 2020
Dear Summer Walker,
Those that are/may be considered fat, uncircumcised, or HIV infected would find obvious offense in your tone and use of their plight as a “punishment” to someone who did wrong to you. You post is complete trash.
— Heavy D (@DBoyRocka) February 17, 2020
Dear @IAMSUMMERWALKER ,
The fact that you said “idc” about your very offensive HIV comment you made recently is concerning. Especially, when you’re the one always asking for compassion and patience in regards to your mental health issues. #cancelled
— Unlinkable Dee (@_DeeLeonTalley) February 18, 2020
Walker would later respond by saying, “IDC if I’m canceled I offend someone everyday wtf.”