Lil Nas X is currently facing backlash on social media for a tweet directed at Africa's gay community amid anti-LGBTQ laws being implemented in Uganda.
Lil Nas X is currently facing backlash on social media for a tweet directed at Africas gay community amid anti-LGBTQ laws being implemented in Uganda. On Wednesday (March 22), Lil Nas X took to Twitter and said: where do the gays be in africa i wanna come there. Many people believed that Lil Nas X was unaware of Ugandas new anti-LGBTQ laws and responded to the artist by warning him of whats currently taking place in the East African country. One user said, Oh sis, @LilNasX, have you heard about #Uganda ? the gays there need your voice and platform. Another user said: Whos gonna tell him, . See more mixed responses to Lil Nas Xs tweet below: Maaaaan listen, you realize Africans dont release much about how they party or have dinner social events. Things are a different decibel and level of physicality. Just be careful bruh bruh March 22, 2023 The Old Town Road rappers ill-advised tweet comes after Uganda passed legislation on Friday (March 24) that criminalizes homosexuality. According to Human Rights Watch, the 2023 Anti-Homosexuality Bill confirms an existing policy of life imprisonment for same-sex conduct. Also, a person will receive a 10-year prison sentence for an attempt at same-sex conduct. In addition, the death penalty will be implemented if a person commits aggravated homosexuality is a serial offender or if someone has same-sex relations with a person with a disability, thereby automatically denying persons with disabilities the capacity to consent to sex. Furthermore, the bill banishes the promotion of homosexuality through various forms of media. The 23-year-old issued an apology to the trans community last week after posting a failed joke about transitioning on social media. In his apology, he admitted he was in the wrong for his initial post. The joke in question has since been deleted, but featured a photo of a woman that bared a resemblance to him with the caption: The surgery was a success alongside a heart emoji. Apologies to the trans community i def handled that situation with anger instead of considering why it was not cool, Lil Nas wrote in his apology. Much love to you guys. sorry. More on