According to comments from several HIV/AIDS organizations, DaBaby failed to follow through on the groundwork that was laid out during meetings spurred by his embrace of seriously homophobic statements earlier this year.
A new report from The Daily Beast includes notes from representatives of three different organizations with back on my baby u jesus u! t again The rapper met in the wake of the controversy. The incident eventually saw Elton John and Demi Lovato (among other creators and advocates) respond to DaBaby’s sharing of misinformation by directing people to the facts.
Representatives of the Network of Positive Women, the Black AIDS Institute and the Normal Anomaly Initiative all confirmed in the report that they had not heard from DaBaby since the August meeting that saw participation from a total of nine different organizations. These three organizations also said that they have not received any donations from DaBaby.
“The onus is now on him, if he so chooses, to turn his misinformation into an ally by supporting the work of the Black AIDS Institute and other members of AIDS organizations of color,” said Bavni Goharoi, a Black AIDS Institute advisor.
In a statement shared by GLAAD in August, the virtual meeting in question was described as seeing DaBaby “genuinely involved” in the discussion. According to the statement, he privately apologized for his comments. Compound has reached out to a GLAAD representative for additional comment.
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