For many, Tamar Braxton is a polarizing figure in the LGBTQ+ community.
While some praise the GRAMMY-nominated songstress as an ally given her legion of gay fans as well as her adjacency to the culture evidenced by her mannerisms and vernacular, others have alleged her allyship is performative – citing her repeated history of using language that’s been deemed ‘insensitive’ and ‘homophobic.’
The latter was a term pelted the way of the R&B diva just this week as social media users clocked her response to anti-Lil Nas X commentary regarding his controversial BET Awards performance.
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As we reported here, LNX had some 2021 BET Awards viewers in an uproar after he engaged in a same-sex lip lock with a background dancer during his ‘Call Me By Your Name’ performance.
Among those was comedian Deon Anderson, better known by his stage name DaRealSupaBihh. Despite openly being a member of the LGBTQ+ community himself, Anderson took to social media to assert LNX’s performance was irresponsible, promoted promiscuity, and could’ve been better used to promote HIV/AIDS education – commentary that received a nod from Braxton in the form of fire emojis (which suggested she approved the message).
Once users noticed the comment from Tamar’s verified account, they went in.
Ouch! With yet another battle waged against her good name, the ‘Love & War’ songstress quickly took to Twitter to clarify her stance.