AceShowbiz - Boosie Badazz (formerly Lil Boosie) may now consider doing research first before posting a tweet. The rapper has joined a bunch of public figures who weighed in on the Texas school shooting but it has backfired.
The Baton Rogue native has caught heat after he misidentified the shooter in a homophobic tweet. On Wednesday morning, May 25, he posted a picture of a random individual who is completely unrelated to the shooting at the Texas elementary school.
"N u a was a f*g," he captioned the snap that featured the person wearing a skirt. The tweet was liked by thousands of other users before Twitter took down the post, citing violation of their rules.
But Boosie isn't the only person with verified account to spread the misleading information. Arizona Republican Paul Gosar also posted a photo of the wrong person and falsely claimed that they were the shooter. "We know already fool. It's a transsexual leftist illegal alien named Salvatore Ramos. It's apparently your kind of trash," he wrote on his post.
The false claim apparently began spreading online after users took a photo from the Reddit account of a transgender person and attributed the crime to them. Many have since clarified that the individual in the photo wasn't the shooter, while Boosie has faced a ton of backlash for his homophobic tweet.
"Boosie always got homos on his mind and in his mouth," one person noted. A second critic tweeted, "IGNORANT n***a ALERT." Another slammed Boosie, "He's a f**king idiot what do you expect from someone who got lucky in life."
Some others also blasted Paul Gosar for falsely claiming that the shooter was a transgender. "Don't jus come for Boosie, keep that same energy for the Republican Paul Gosar in Arizona. He sd transsexual leftist illegal alien...That Part....," one user said.
Another fumed as writing, "This has GOT to stop. A sitting congressman just spread a lie about the Texas shooter to pin it on transgender people spread by troll sites, in a state where they are spending more time banning trans kids than they are spending regulating guns. This is absolutely SICK."
Someone else added, "shooter was not trans. the photos going around are of Sam, a trans woman who is still alive and does not live in Texas and is now potentially in danger thanks to Alex Jones, senator, the NYP, Boosie Badazz and Candace Owens saying she was the Uvalde shooter. but yeah, 'research.' "
At least 19 students and 2 teachers were killed and 17 others were injured in the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde on May 24. The shooter, who has been identified as 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, was eventually shot and killed on school premises by responding law enforcement officers.