Calls have been made to blacklist the rapper Casper Walsh after he admitted to engaging in behaviour which saw him humiliate and harass a black musician who condemned racism in Ireland.
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‘Leoness‘ vocalist Erica Cody was one of many musicians who condemned Walsh’s supposed use and abuse of black culture and people for personal gain. Part of that abuse, much to the horror of many, saw Walsh sport blackface.
This week, Ms. Cody took to Instagram to reveal that the Versatile rapper made an attempt to intimidate her for speaking out against his behaviour by blocking her as she tried to leave a public area.
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I look up and he’s sitting there blocking me out of my car parking spot.
Walsh issued an apology after several players in Ireland’s Pop music scene condemned his efforts to silence, bully and harass a black woman.
Clearly it wasn’t funny. I’m sorry if you felt intimidated or threatened by my behaviour.
There was really no malicious intent, I didn’t try to block your car in. I wasn’t trying to intimidate you.
After the past few months that we’ve had.. That was the first time that I’d seen you in person.
And I just got excited and decided to do something stupid and say, ‘what’s up’. I’m sorry. I’m sorry for making you feel that way.
Alas, the apology did little to change the opinions of the fans and taste makers who have pulled support for his controversial act.
Casper Walsh is a racist homophobic misogynistic piece of trash actively intimidating Erica Cody. Stop listening to Versatile @outburstpal . Hold @MPIArtists accountable for supporting this bullshit. #deplatformversatile times up boys. No more fake apologies. #versavile
— Lola Petticrew (@LolaPetticrew) July 10, 2020
Casper Walsh’s apology is so odd ? Like what do you mean you weren’t being malicious? You recorded and laughed at a girl also stopping your car in front of someone else’s car so they can’t get out IS blocking their car in.
— Andrea 🌷 (@Andread0yle) July 10, 2020
Third opponent comes a surprise it’s your grandmother
Grab her by the hair throw her head through the banisters
In walks your ma it’s about to be a massacre.