In the wake the deadly mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, Cardi B fered some ideas on how such tragedies could possibly be avoided.
The “Bodak Yellow” MC logged on to social media this week to speak directly to her fans who are students. Cardi shared her observation that school shooters appear not to be “the popular kid” and encouraged those who follow her to be kind to those who may be socially awkward.
“I been seeing a lot school shootings happening,” Cardi said. “And the school shooter never looks like the jock, the cheerleader, the popular kid. It’s always a kid that looks a little bit socially awkward and everything. And it’s just like, I feel like one the best ways to prevent these type tragedies is stop picking on these kids. Stop bullying these kids. The devil speaks to you the most when you feel helpless. Stop picking on ’em … Compliment them. Say ‘hi’ to them.”
Cardi previously spoke about bullying after video 11-year-old Keaton Jones detailing his experiences being bullied went viral. Jones’ family was later criticized after racist social media posts and photos were uncovered by social media sleuths.
In a now-deleted post, Cardi came to Jones’ defense. “You not even a bully YOU A STRAIGHT UP PUSSY ASS PUNK ASS BITCH,” she directed at his bullies.