Haters eventually get called out on BS, Iggy.
Earlier this week, Iggy Azalea canceled her headlining turn at Pittsburgh’s Pride in the Street event after backlash arose against some old homophobic tweets. They now have their much more LGBT-friend replacement in Nick Jonas, the Delta Foundation announced Wednesday.
Azalea bowed out on her own in a statement directed at the city after much controversy came from her history of being, uh, not the friendliest towards the gay community.
“This has been a difficult decision as I truly support the event and LGBTQIA communities,” Azalea wrote in the statement, “however I feel my participation at this point would only serve to further distract from the true purpose of the event.”
According to Delta president Gary Van Horn, Nick Jonas called up the festival organizers to offer up his services. Super freaking cool!
“When I heard about the difficult position Pittsburgh Pride was in just days before their event, I knew I had to find a way to help,” said Jonas in a statement. “I’m excited to do what I can to support the LGBT community in Pittsburgh, and I look forward to seeing you this Saturday as we celebrate together.”
The show is this Saturday. It’s good to know that celebs are getting called out for bigotry and hate- even if it isn’t completely overt or if it’s in the past. It sets a precedent!