Last week, Doja Cat filed an official police report after receiving a death threat after kicking an unknown member of an ‘incel’ internet chat room.
According to TMZ, Doja filed an official criminal threat report with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office after Doja Cat kicked an unverified member of the Tinychat group after she began accusing the “Say So” artist of the intimidate.
“Not only did Doja Cat get into this chat room, but this is her here, the owner gave her an admin and she banned, kicked and bullied me in the chat,” the person said. . Doja Cat then kicked the cat person out.
The member who got the boot apparently didn’t appreciate being kicked out and was able to get back into the chat and started making death threats against the Doja Cat. The member was apparently not located in California, hence why he was able to return to the chat.
However, this isn’t the first time Doja Cat has received backlash for participating in “incel” chat rooms. In 2020, it was revealed that Doja Cat would frequent “incel” or “alt-right” chat rooms. Amid an attempt to cancel Doja Cat, she later issued an apology for her involvement in these spaces.
“I want to talk about what’s happening on Twitter,” she wrote. “I have used public discussion forums to socialize since I was a child. I shouldn’t have been on some of these chat sites, but I personally have never been involved in racist conversations. I’m sorry to everyone I offended.
“I am a black woman. Half of my family is black from South Africa and I’m very proud of where I come from. As for the old song that surfaced, it was in no way related to anything outside of my personal experience. It was written in response to people who often used this term to hurt my feelings. I tried to reverse its meaning, but I recognize that it was a bad decision to use in my music.
“I understand my influence and my impact and I take it all very seriously,” she concluded. “I love you all and I’m sorry if I upset or hurt any of you. That’s not my character, and I’m determined to show it to everyone. Thank you.”