Justin Bieber is calling for Laura Ingraham’s firing.
The pop superstar is the latest artist to speak out against the conservative commentator after she made disrespectful on-air comments about Nipsey Hussle on her Fox News show “The Ingraham Angle.”
During a segment on the show last week, Ingraham discussed Hussle’s memorial service and mocked YG’s 2016 song “FDT” featuring Hussle, which includes the chorus, “F**k Donald Trump.” “So…the chorus it goes on and on… Is that related to the lowest unemployment ever, basically, for African Americans?” said Ingraham before laughing about the lyrics with another on-air personality.
Here's Laura Ingraham mocking a murder victim, just hours after he was laid to rest, because he opposed Trump 3 years ago. (Also, the man rapping in that video is YG, a person who is not Nipsey Hussle.) For shame.pic.twitter.com/02iBYdr5wo
— Angela Morabito (@AngelaLMorabito) April 13, 2019
On Thursday (April 18), Bieber took to Instagram to blast Ingraham for her “disgusting” remarks. “Laura Ingraham absolutely disgusting what you did on national television. How dare you laugh in the face of a person who has passed on,” he wrote. “Doesn’t matter who it is. But disrespecting someone’s who was a pillar in the community and did right by people? Did you not think about the family who just lost a love one and now have to see you mock him on national television It’s absurd and you should be fired period.”
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Laura Ingraham absolutely disgusting what you did on national television. How dare you laugh in the face of a person who has passed on. Doesn’t matter who it is. But disrespecting someone’s who was a pillar in the community and did right by people? Did you not think about the family who just lost a love one and now have to see you mock him on national television It’s absurd and you should be fired period. #repost #spreadawareness
Other artists including The Game have also spoken out in the wake of Ingraham’s comments. “So lemme tell you what’s going to happen here…. @foxnews fires this disrespectful cunt by tomorrow, Monday morning or you will lose millions of viewers one person at a time until it drastically effects your ratings, views etc,” wrote Game. “If our demographic doesn’t effect that we will STOP support of ALL SPONSORS immediately !!! We are NO LONGER laying quiet while you continuously disrespect our brother, culture African Americans as a whole. I will use my platform & call on my peers to do the same.”
T.I. also weighed in with his thoughts. “This is Disgusting! You both are vile despicable, poor excuses for people,” he said, while Tank called for Ingraham’s ousting. “Disrespecting the deceased is not news! It’s just disrespect!”
Ingraham has not apologized for her remarks about Hussle, but the backlash continues to grow. A petition demanding Ingraham’s firing currently has over 44,000 signatures.