Freddie Gibbs Faces Backlash for Disturbing Twiter Video
Freddie Gibbs‘ Twitter mentions are filled with vitriol after the Gary, Ind. rapper posted video of a man at work appearing to have a mental breakdown.
The video in question was posted by Gibbs on Twitter on Sunday (April 25). In the clip, a man working behind a desk at a Holiday Inn Express hotel is being sternly questioned by a customer. The employee then begins to appear to have a manic moment and vigorously punches himself in the head before taking the computer screen and smashing it over his own head. He then gets settled before walking off camera and sobbing loudly, while still being heckled by the customer.
Gibbs captioned the tweet “Somebody make sure this white boy don’t have a gun. 🙏🏿.”
Whether he was seriously concerned for the man in the video’s safety or not, fans of the rapper were disgusted with his decision to post the disturbing video on social media. “As somebody on the spectrum, I’d like to say the person recording this and Freddie Gibbs can go fuck themselves,” one Twitter user commented. “Poor guy, I hope he gets through this.”
“Man who knew Freddie Gibbs was a heartless peon using his platform to show a kid having an entire mental breakdown and anxiety attack in the middle of a pandemic,” someone else commented. “Not only that but MOCKING him for it. These celebrities are getting lamer and lamer by the second and it’s sick.”
Despite the backlash, Gibbs refused to take the video down, telling one person who told him to delete the tweet, “How bout no.” When a Twitter user tried to question his motives, Gibbs implied that he was not trying to poke fun at the moment but show concern. “That’s why I said check on the bitch. D’Fuck,” Gibbs responded.
He later defiantly tweeted, “Cry me a river bitch.”
XXL has reached out to Holiday Inn for comment.
See more tweets from people calling out Freddie Gibbs for posting the video below.
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