Social media star and brand influencer YesJulz has been dropped from two events in Toronto after she tweeted an image of a shirt featuring the n-word. In the original tweet, which has since been deleted, Julz said, "So…am I allowed to wear this shirt at the festival tomorrow or nah 👀." The tweet was accompanied with a photo of the t-shirt in question, drawing backlash across social media:
In back-to-back tweets Thursday night, Julz apologized and said she was "calling out" someone who had suggested she wear the T-shirt. "I clearly wouldn't wear it," she added.
Julz also addressed the tweet on Snapchat. "At this point, it was just important to me to acknowledge the fact that I understand what I put out there was wrong, in every way, shape, or form," she said:
XXXTentacion defended Julz, saying he was tired of seeing "sensitive shit."
In light of the tweet, two previously scheduled events in Toronto have removed Julz from the lineup: