Cardi B is still on cloud nine after going to her first Grammy Awards last Sunday. On Jan. 31, the Bronx-born rapper shared a close-up shot of herself on the Grammy red carpet with the caption, “They trinna crucify me like they did Christ” — inspired by Kanye West’s lyric from his 2012 track “Don’t Like.” And while Cardi received lots of support and love from her fans, one comment left the Internet’s collective mouth agape.
Logan Paul, the 22-year-old social media star facing major backlash for posting an insensitive video, commented on the chart-topper’s picture writing, “Lawlz u tellin me.” The YouTuber seems to reference the frenzy of online criticism and hate he experienced after posting the controversial video that appeared to show the body of a suicide victim in Japan.
People were aghast that Paul was comparing himself to Cardi, with one person writing, “She aint the one that filmed a dead body and put it in a vlog so… Apples and oranges.” Others questioned the sincerity of his redemption efforts as he appeared to make light of the situation: “Your apology is fake and you have zero remorse,” wrote one person tagging Paul, while another said, “This shows you have no regret whatsoever.” Cardi has not yet responded.
Paul sat down with ABC’s Good Morning America on Feb. 1 for his first television interview since the outcry over the video. “This has been the hardest time in my life,” he told GMA. “I’ve never been hated by the whole world. It’s been something to definitely overcome. I will think twice about what I post from now on.”
If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).