Drake faces boycott for apparently asking spectators to remove their headscarf.
At a recent concert in Europe, while he was taking a few moments to talk to the crowd, he addressed a group of women directly in the audience:
“I see you four girls right there. I hope you having a good time. You got on that hot scarf right there, you might wanna take it off. You don’t need to go out with this shit. ”
Note that Drake does not use the word hijab during his intervention. It’s also hard to know if by “hot” he implied that he found it sexy or worried that they were suffering from hyperthermia.
Nevertheless, the context strongly suggests that it is addressed to Muslim women wearing a hijab.
Many admirers of the Canadian artist express their desolation and discontent on social media since the video surfaced. Some go so far as to demand a boycott of the artist.
Here’s the video.
Their has been no reaction from the Canadian artist as of yet so we will have to wait and see what he has to say about the situation. What do you think? Could this all be a misunderstanding?