Blake McIver in the video for his 2015 gay anthem ‘This Is Who We Are’ | Photo: YouTube
Former child actor Black McIver, best known for his role as Waldo in the 1994 film The Little Rascals, is in hot water after Tweeting an offensive comment about hit FX show Pose.
‘So POSE is just Glee with a viral load now?’ McIver Tweeted on Thursday, 25 July.
This attempt at a joke fell flat, and led to many Twitter users calling him out about how inappropriate it is to make an AIDS joke.
Take. This. Down. Absolutely not ok
— Jonathan D. Lovitz (@jdlovitz) July 25, 2019
What did you think was a good idea about making an AIDS joke tweet? ?
— Gemini Gotham (@GeminiGotham) July 25, 2019
Imagine thinking this is funny. Like just imagine the lack of cognitive ability one must have on a daily basis to think this is funny and that they should write this on a public website.
— Adam Beck (@adamsbeck) July 25, 2019
Some brought up the fact that McIver, who is gay himself, has made problematic comments like this in the past. For instance, back in January, when RENT Live was airing on Fox, McIver Tweeted about fans of the show being ‘opportunistic f*ggots.’ He later blamed that outburst on his own mental health issues.
Your commitment to having the worst stake is inspiring. Didn’t we JUST go through this with RENT live?
— Phillip Henry (@MajorPhilebrity) July 25, 2019
Other LGBTI celebrities, including drag queen Vivacious, called McIver out.
Thank you for showing us your true entitled you. May the internet gods drag your sad career into the gutter.
— VivaciousNYC (@VivaciousNYC) July 25, 2019
The Tweet about Pose has since been deleted. In fact, it seems like McIver has deleted his entire Twitter account following the backlash. Additionally, his Facebook page also appears to have been removed.
His profile is gone! ? pic.twitter.com/bhETu1UYy4
— Amanda (@amandafjudd) July 26, 2019
According to IMDB and Wikipedia, McIver hasn’t appeared in a film since 2004. He last appeared on television in 2014. Also a singer, he released his equality anthem titled ‘This Is Who We Are’ in July 2015.
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