OLIVIA Rodrigo has been accused of using a “blaccent” in live Instagram videos resurfacing.
Fans have asked the 18-year-old singer to apologize for the clips.
A Twitter user on Wednesday shared old clips of Olivia as she held her phone and said, “I’m trending. This is crazy!”
In the following clips, the singer Brutal has declared that she is “emotional AF” and regularly uses words like “y’all” and “Imma”.
Alongside the compilation video, Twitter user @beytilldawn wrote: “Olivia Rodrigo uses AAVE constantly and it pisses me off. the blaccent… ”
AAVE stands for African American Vernacular English.
The same Twitter user found earlier tweets written by the star, which included the teenager using words such as “homegirl” and “crine.”
After sharing the video, the Twitter user wrote: “If you think that’s it, here are a bunch of tweets that make me cringe.”
In response to Olivia’s tweet in which she said she was “crine”, the reviewer wrote: “You use Crine when you LAUGH when something is FUNNY…”
FANS SLAM OLIVIA
Other social media users took to Twitter to criticize Olivia for using a “blaccent,” as one person wrote: “Really? As a black woman, I think this post is actually more offensive than what you’re accusing her of. Just realize that most of pop culture is influenced by black culture.
“’Gen Z slang’ is literally most of the time AAVE which is getting more and more popular.
“Olivia is a child growing up at a time when black culture influences society so much that people don’t even know they are influenced by black culture.”
Another person called Olivia’s “double standard” using AAVE slang, writing: “I think the problem here is double standard … it’s cool and trendy for non-blacks to talk like that but black people are still berated for using aave even though they made it up.
Another Twitter user replied, “I can see why people don’t think it’s that bad, but to me it’s just annoying because at the end of the day black people are definitely discriminated against for using AAVE. .
“Technically she doesn’t harm anyone BUT she perpetuates some mess and I’m going to DOG HER for that.”
The double standard argument continued when someone pointed out, “Do you know how many black kids in my school were told they would never have or would never amount to nothing because they talk like that. “
OTHERS DEFEND THE STAR
While many fans have asked the Disney star to apologize for using slang, others have come to his defense.
In response to the video one person wrote: “While I understand where everyone is coming from on this, I think a lot of this slang she uses comes from social media (mostly tiktok) from these days, and I feel like it fits into so many ppls vocabulary. you can’t get away from it: / (coming from a black woman). “
Another added: “People don’t realize that if you’re raised in an environment where everyone uses words like ‘homegirl, gurl, sis, etc. “People are bound to grab something. Please touch the grass.”