Don Cheadle just experienced his first fandom backlash… and it’s INTENSE.
For those who don’t remember, Cheadle caused an uproar when he expressed disappointment over Taylor Swift winning album of the year over Kendrick Lamar. The actor also went on to say he almost “Kanyed” over the upset, referencing that infamous moment when Kanye West interrupted Taylor’s best female video acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV VMAs.
Needless to say, Don’s message was NOT received well. In fact, he’s still defending himself against some pretty harsh words and it’s already Wednesday!
Speaking to all the angered fans, D.C. commented:
Tweeps, I’m not a Taylor hater. I think Kendrick’s album is stronger and more deserving. That’s all. My opinion.
— Don Cheadle (@IamDonCheadle) February 16, 2016
Some people are reacting as if I ACTUALLY jumped on stage. T. Swift is an adult, a megastar and utterly undiminished by my joke. Tranquilo
— Don Cheadle (@IamDonCheadle) February 17, 2016
All fair points! Not to mention Don’s dig (if you could call it that), was way less worse than Yeezy’s!
Unfortunately, some fans of Tay took their anger to a whole other level with these tweets:
Uhh, rap isn’t music?! We think a TON of artists and fans would disagree!
While it’s sad this incident is bringing out the worst in people, at least Cheadle has cleared the air and seems ready to move on.
So, whose side are YOU on?