DaBaby’s Homophobia Underscores the Need for Intersectionality in the Fight Against HIV


DaBaby’s recent unprompted homophobic comments at a recent performance are not just ignorant but downright misinformed and dangerous. His comments underscore a persistent lack of understanding the general public has surrounding HIV, contributing to the stigma that leads people to not be informed about HIV, not get tested, and to have a worse quality of life if they’re positive. By unpacking his thoughtless comments, we can understand how the persistent stigma surrounding HIV and AIDS directly fuels the HIV epidemic.

At the Rolling Loud festival in Miami, DaBaby told fans to put their lighters in the air if they "didn’t show up today with HIV/AIDS, any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases that will make you die in two to three weeks" or if they “didn't suck a n**** d*** in the parking lot." 

In a response to the negative reception of his comments, he then doubled down on his homophobia by trying to put a positive spin on how “clean” even his gay fans were. On his Instagram...

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