Why is Ice Cube “cancelled” on Twitter? Let’s explore situation explained as more flock to Twitter to voice their thoughts. What did he do?
Few rappers so successfully transitioned from song to screen as Ice Cube.
The 51-year-old Ice Cube, aka O’Shea Jackson, expanded his fanbase by starring in fan-favourite flicks such as Boyz n the Hood and Friday. Still, the majority of fans will most closely associate him with his rap career, both solo and with the legendary collective N.W.A.
However, it hasn’t all been smooth sailing in the eyes of the public. Now, some are declaring Ice Cube “cancelled” on Twitter.
Let’s look into why that is.
Why is Ice Cube “cancelled” on Twitter?
- Some are arguing that Ice Cube is “cancelled” on Twitter for two reasons. The first is for his history of sharing posts which have been considered anti-Semitic. The second is that some feel that a recent tweet confirms the rapper’s support for Donald Trump. Let’s do a deep dive.
As highlighted by Spin, a few months ago, Ice Cube shared a photo of a mural on Twitter that stirred up negative sentiment among fans.
One tweeted in response: “Hey, just to flag that the image of the mural you’ve shared is quite anti-semitic. I wrote about it here a couple of years back. I expect you hadn’t clocked the connotations – but hopefully, this helps. stay strong, and in solidarity.”
Ice Cube replied: “My image was cropped. I get along with every race on the earth.”
In July, Ice Cube also tweeted about Louis Farrakhan, calling him “honourable”. Again, some fans took offence to this due to Farrakhan’s associations with anti-Semitism.
More recently, The Independent reported that Donald Trump’s campaign adviser – Katrina Pierson – gave Ice Cube a “shoutout for his willingness to step up and work with [the Trump] administration”.
Twitter users weigh in
A number of Twitter users have since tweeted out their thoughts on the situation.
Check out a selection of reactions:
What did Ice Cube actually say? The CWBA tweet
On Wednesday, October 14th 2020, Ice Cube tweeted:
“Facts: I put out the CWBA. Both parties contacted me. Dems said we’ll address the CWBA after the election. Trump campaign made some adjustments to their plan after talking to us about the CWBA.”
As noted by The Independent, the CWBA stands for Contract With Black America. It is an initiative and programme started by Ice Cube in August with the intention of “striking at the heart of racism and [presenting] a blueprint to achieve racial economic justice.”
He also tweeted: “Every side is the Darkside for us here in America. They’re all the same until something changes for us. They all lie and they all cheat but we can’t afford not to negotiate with whoever is in power or our condition in this country will never change. Our justice is bipartisan.”
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