Fans criticise The Wiggles for posing with Lil Nas X at Australian music festival
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The Wiggles have sparked outrage after posing with controversial rapper Lil Nas X.
After the long-awaited Falls festival performance of the two acts, The Wiggles and the rapper were photographed together, with Lil Nas X holding up a newly minted band shirt.
The Wiggles took to Instagram to share the pic with their 178,000 followers with the caption ‘New collab in the wind?’
However, many disgruntled parents weren’t too pleased with the unlikely pairing.
One person wrote: “Such a shame, my daughter loved the Wiggles. I don't see how someone who lap dances the devil in their music videos is a good candidate for working in the children's music industry.”
Another said: “Oh dear you can’t be serious? The Wiggles should remain a source of light not dark.”
While a third commented: “I’m sorry but Lil Nas should have nothing to do with children. Period.”
Last year, the 23-year-old rapper was swept up in controversy following the release of his music video for 'MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)'.
In the clip, the musician is seen sliding a ginormous pole right into the pit of hell - more specifically, right into the arms of Satan for a little lap dance while straddling him.
And yes, as you guessed, parents weren't happy in the slightest.
One outraged Twitter user wrote: "You're riding Satan in your new music video. You're proud of that?"
Another said: “Lil Nas X new music video ‘Call Me By Your Name ....... if that doesn’t scream I sold my soul to the devil than idk.”
While a third shared: “I'm sorry lil Nas X, your 'Call Me by Your Name' video giving Satan a lap dance, among other things, made you disgusting for me and probably the BET folks. No one cares that you are gay.”
However, Lil Nas X was quick to fire away at critics, revealing that struggled with his sexuality because of conservatives who deemed him immoral.
i spent my entire teenage years hating myself because of the shit y’all preached would happen to me because i was gay. so i hope u are mad, stay mad, feel the same anger you teach us to have towards ourselves.— i am reading all that (@LilNasX) March 27, 2021
He wrote: “I spent my entire teenage years hating myself because of the s**t y’all preached would happen to me because I was gay.
“So I hope you are mad, stay mad, feel the same anger you teach us to have towards ourselves.”
A little louder for the people at the back!
Ah, once again, Nas has cemented himself as the king of clapbacks.