Twitter isn’t happy with country singer Morgan Wallen’s performance at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards.
The previously “cancelled” 29-year-old performed not one, but two songs on Sunday night, a year after a February 2021 video surfaced of him drunkenly calling his friend the N-word and other expletives went viral.
“F – Morgan Wallen and that Jim Crow music” wrote one user. “With what just happened in Buffalo, we could have left him off the lineup. Un-cancelled my ass. That’s the problem now, we always give MFs a second chance to play in our face.”
Whalen, who performed “Don’t Think Jesus” before moving on to a performance of “Wasted on You,” did not address the controversy that previously barred him from the ceremony.
“Really support & encourage @billboard this racist jerk,” said another.
“Diddy presents an anti-racism activism award while also giving Morgan Wallen a platform,” noted another.
BBMA host and executive producer Sean “Diddy” Combs previously told Billboard that he would use the show to spread “love and forgiveness” around Wallen and rapper Travis Scott.
“So one of the things I’m doing directly is lifting the cancellations. That’s news because people haven’t been about picking up the cancellation. But canceling is a trend that needs to be stopped,” the 52-year-old chairman of Revolt Media & TV said of the popular Gen Z trend.
“Travis went through a tragedy; morgan [used the N-word] while he’s talking to his boy,” the self-proclaimed “Primetime Puff” reminded readers. “People make mistakes. Now we move on with love and respect for everyone who was hurt or affected. It’s time to forgive.”