Uh oh. It seems like one of our favorite British folk/soul singers has devolved into problematic territory. Singer Lianne La Havas reacted on Thursday morning to the hashtag #BritsSoWhite, which called out the Brit Awards for snubbing artists of color, and the music industry for being inherently racist.
However, Lianne did not want to be included in the hashtag, believing that the music industry is fair. In her (now deleted) tweets she stated:
— Dionne Grant (@DionneGrant) February 25, 2016
Apparently it went even further:
She deleted it lol 💀💀 pic.twitter.com/6P97FMy1bm
— Renée (#WOCBeautyUK) (@Renee_Ed) February 25, 2016
— Mrs. Grotke (@__BHB__) February 25, 2016
Naturally, twitter reacted accordingly:
1. Its. About. To. Go. Down.
— Todd Johnson (@rantoddj) February 25, 2016
2. Some were speechless
— Fads (@OFadz_) February 25, 2016
3. Like, let me re-read that right quick
Reading Lianne La Havas’ timeline like pic.twitter.com/9VupPw4WMb
— pobrecito (@mdltn) February 25, 2016
4. Wait, what?
When you find out Lianne La Havas is being problematic pic.twitter.com/pMCzdyDpG7
— Dorίαn™ (@PardonMy_Hype) February 25, 2016
5. Let me read that one more time
reading lianne la havas’ timeline like pic.twitter.com/ezDLo5AccA
— Adriana (@bruuhhhh_) February 25, 2016
6. Some were disappointed
I wanna live in whatever fairytale world Lianne La Havas is living where everyone is represented equally + white privilege doesn’t exist
— zathan (@UCNathan) February 25, 2016
7. Some thought she should have kept her mouth shut
Celebs being silent and celebs being so willfully ignorant are two different things and I wish Lianne La Havas had stuck to the former
— Bonita’s AppleBottom (@Shaksam_) February 25, 2016
8. Some were heartbroken
wow Lianne La Havas broke my little black heart with them tweets… smh.
— ʙᴀʙʏ ɢʜᴏsᴛ (@fauxdeity) February 25, 2016
9. And had to call it quits
Looks like my former boo thang is lost in the sauce. Lianne la Havas. Smh.
— melonious thonk (@RolandWNoBrakes) February 25, 2016
10. Some were not surprised at her lack of wokeness
Lianne La Havas never gave us a reason to believe she was woke. We put that on her, and now here we are.
— Château de No (@JanelleToni) February 25, 2016
11. And think they know the source of her problems
Lianne La Havas using the fact that she’s half Greek to deny institutional racism is just more proof that white people ruin everything
— Phillip Van De Kamp (@MajorPhilebrity) February 25, 2016
12. Some were ready to disown her:
Lianne La Havas stans after hearing about stance on race. pic.twitter.com/a5DNGEqXn8
— Lwazi (@Lwazi_MD) February 25, 2016
13. Definitely not a list anyone wants to be part of
̶L̶i̶a̶n̶n̶e̶ ̶L̶a̶ ̶H̶a̶v̶a̶s̶
— seye isikalu (@byisikalu) February 25, 2016
14. Time to delete all records of acknowledgement
*deletes all tweets about lianne*
— Stefanie Uwah (@StefanieUwah) February 25, 2016
15. But some kept to their original script
*sees what Lianne La Havas did*
*continues to not listen to her music*
— Sammy (@SamsterJr) February 25, 2016
16. Glad they never wasted their time:
whewww I dodged a bullet with lianne la havas when it turned out I didn’t like her music, unlike most of my friends. win! lol
— araminta’s sh0tgun (@LordeBarrington) February 25, 2016
17. Or had celebrity amnesia
who is lianne la havas
— Ras The Destroyer (@Smooth_Orator) February 25, 2016
Welp, time to choose a new fave.
*Updated with receipts.