It's a weird state of affairs when a mainstream POC artist uses racial slurs against a fellow mainstream POC artist. "We're all in this together" doesn't really apply when Azealia Banks is calling you a "curry scented bitch" for no reason. Obviously, POC from varying ethnic backgrounds tend to identify with each other's struggles but Azealia Banks is a pretty glaring exception to the rule.
Her rant against Zayn Malik makes her one example of an artist we should be ready to cut out of our discourse.
After Banks really buckled down on the ethnic slurs against Pakistani people, Canadian/Indian internet star, Jus Reign piped up with the fire clapbacks. He spent much of yesterday (May 11, 2016) retweeting gorgeous Desi women reclaiming the #CurryScentedBitch insult, but also found time to poke some holes into Azealia Banks' flawed, racist logic.
the fact that "curry scented" is an insult when curry 1000% smells and tastes absolutely delicious https://t.co/WCxFF1orCc— Dirty Punjab (@JusReign) May 10, 2016
"fuck off u mount Kilimanjaro"— Dirty Punjab (@JusReign) May 10, 2016
- some shit @AZEALIABANKS would say probably
"OH YA WELL U SMELL LIKE A DELICIOUS MOUTH WATERING DISH FULL OF FLAVOUR AND SPICES"— Dirty Punjab (@JusReign) May 10, 2016
damn these @AZEALIABANKS insults getting more
drops paki and sand n*gga as insults but wears a koka and bindi in her vids ... wait what???pic.twitter.com/zJirOTn6V3— Dirty Punjab (@JusReign) May 10, 2016
IM CONFUSED DO U LOVE US OR HATE US @AZEALIABANKS WE NEED ANSWERS FAM— Dirty Punjab (@JusReign) May 10, 2016
DESI TWITTER SO LIT TONIGHT CAN WE DO THIS MORE OFTEN— Dirty Punjab (@JusReign) May 11, 2016
if brown people were as active on twitter every day as they were today malala yousafzai would have easily been president by now— Dirty Punjab (@JusReign) May 11, 2016