Summer Walker recently had an item stolen on a flight so she insulted the unknown thief by with a gift that unfortunately keeps on giving.
Since 1981, the human immunodeficiency virus have been one of the most feared diagnoses. In the early days, HIV was primarily found among homosexual men and intravenous drug users. In the decades that have followed, HIV affects people from all walks of life and ethnic backgrounds worldwide. We’ve learned more about the virus and how to combat its effects, and organizations have done their best to dismantle the reported misinformation surrounding HIV. However, Summer Walker made a comment recently that people claim fed into that stigma and they took to social media to call out the singer.
“Who ever stole my laptop off that la flight last night can suck a fat stankin uncercumsized HIV infested d*ck,” Summer wrote on her Instagram Story. It didn’t take long for the public to respond, especially those who are living with HIV. Activist Dana White is HIV positive, and his response to Summer’s recent remarks went viral on Monday (February 17).
“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,” Write penned. “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.”
The singer has yet to respond to the backlash, but people still sounded off online. Check out her Instagram post and a few reactions below. Do you think she was wrong for what she said or are some just overreacting?
Why did @IAMSUMMERWALKER decide this was the hill she would die on? Like at least spell uncircumcised correctly if youre gonna shit on uncut and HIV positive folks. And read a damn book! HIV has almost no possibility of being transmitted by oral and that’s on that. #tragic pic.twitter.com/peENMrelYI
— ^THICKARRY DUFF^ (@TonyNativ) February 18, 2020
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
As much as I thought I enjoyed summer walker as an artist. I no longer follow that human. Just little minded and ill mentally. It shows. Her career is nearly over.
— TJ✨ (@leKingTerCel) February 18, 2020
I've never even heard a Summer Walker song….so….easy chop. I'm not even shocked. That's the FIRST place they go when they wanna insult someone. Gay, HIV, Sissy, Punk, Dirty dick…. ain't shit changed. pic.twitter.com/atcxHIEzia
— Mad Scientist of Funk (@DamienNova1) February 18, 2020
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
Summer Walker out here wishing HIV on people, in 2020! … Meanwhile, she faints in a room of 3 people
— Prince Charming (@PrinceCharmingP) February 17, 2020
Summer Walker is really out here wishing HIV on people. It’s just terrible all the way around, because look at what you’re saying about people who are positive. This isn’t about a lack of awareness either.
— Zalika U. Ibaorimi, MA (The Final Girl) (@ZalUIbaorimi) February 17, 2020
CW: SEROPHOBIA (Discrimination against people with HIV/AIDS).
Summer Walker out here in 2020 makin these “jokes” knowin this shit ain’t funny. We need to talk more about how we treat folks with HIV/AIDS cause a lot of y’all don’t use Google and can do better. pic.twitter.com/m6H8FqHrhU
— Princess (@TransFantome) February 17, 2020