Christina Milian’s boyfriend Matt Pokora was under fire after seemingly comparing her daughter’s hairstyle to the microbe emoji.
View this post on Instagram
Some fans are calling out #ChristinaMilian’s man #MattPokora for a video he posted in his Instagram story of her daughter #Violet. The fans believe that he was comparing her bantu knots to a virus based on the emojis he used. He has since deleted the video from his Instagram story. #Roommates, are they reaching or nah?
Many folks were outraged by the comparison, especially since the microbe emoji has come to be used across the Internet to represent the coronavirus. The implication that her hair “looks” like or even “is” a virus or disease was offensive to some people, especially since Matt is a white man mocking a young black girl’s hairstyle.
Matt later took to his IG stories again to shared some videos of himself and Violet to prove how close they are. The french musician posted a clip of Violet heading off to school with the caption, “Self confidence on point.” In the video, he tells Violet to “have a great day, be great, you’re a winner.” He shared some more videos of a similar nature, demonstrating how supportive he is of his honorary step-daughter. He has yet to directly address the microbe-hair-comparison controversy.