O’Shea, O’Shea, O’Shea. How many fallen celebrities does one up-and-comer have to witness before he/she realizes in the midst of a social media scandal clapbacks alienating the very audience that supports you is not the route you want to go?
On Friday we told you how the woman thought to be O’Shea’s girlfriend turned us off to her and her “Straight Outta Compton” beau when she called a woman “ugly, dark, and dumb” and questioned whether she was just mad Ice Cube’s son doesn’t like her kind. At that point we were anxiously awaiting a response from O’Shea Jr., holding out the teeniest bit of hope his comment would be more of a rebuttal than anything. Unfortunately, the new actor decided to direct his anger at “angry black females” rather than his girlfriend — or ex girlfriend that is. Peep the response:
If you go looking for this post on IG you won’t find it as O’Shea had sense enough to delete it. Too bad he didn’t apply that same sense before actually writing such a callous message. Oh, where to begin? Is it with the age-old stereotype of black women as angry? Or the dehumanizing use of “female” as a suitable substitute for woman? Or the egotistical arrogance to tell us it isn’t our business who he’s dating when, at this very early stage in his career, he should be happy anyone outside of his immediate family cares that he woke up this morning — much more who he’s dating. But hey, if O’Shea Jr.’s goal was to alienate his black female fan base then kudos! Let’s see how the Latina and white community come through for you on your next project homie.