It goes without saying that everybody has a past. This, of course, includes celebrities. And these pasts, of course, aren’t always pleasant. Several people have recently posted their disappointment on Twitter after having delved a little into Joji’s past.
In case you didn’t know yet, Joji was once known as Filthy Frank, a character that could be found on the YouTube channel ‘The Filthy Frank Show’. This channel was pretty popular about a decade ago with more than seven million subscribers, but it seems that some Joji fans have only discovered it recently.
The hullabaloo seems to have started with a tweet that points out ‘Joji using the n word with the hard er’ in one of the videos, and has since been followed by other similar tweets that eventually led to the hashtag #jojiisoverparty
Joji has long since pointed out that Filthy Frank is satirical and isn’t intended to be taken seriously. In fact, the bio of the YouTube channel reads:
“Filthy Frank is the embodiment of everything a person should not be. He is anti-PC, anti-social, and anti-couth. He behaves and reacts excessively to everything expressly to highlight the ridiculousness of racism, misogyny, legalism, injustice, ignorance and other social blights. He also sets an example to show how easy it is in the social media for any zany material to gain traction/followings by simply sharing unsavoury opinions and joking about topics many find offensive.There is no denying that the show is terribly offensive, but this terrible offensiveness is a deliberate and unapologetic parody of the whole social media machine and a reflection of the human microcosm that that social media is. OR MAYBE IM JUST F***ING *********.”
Hmm. Maybe he should have left out that last line.
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