Bieber Calls For Sacking Of Fox Host Over 'Absolutely Disgusting' Nipsey Hussle Comments
Justin Bieber is the latest celebrity to call for Fox News host Laura Ingraham to be fired after she appeared to laugh and mock slain rapper Nipsey Hussle, just hours after his funeral.
In a segment on her show 'The Ingraham Angle' last week, the conservative commentator laughed and joked while talking about the rapper's funeral in LA, where thousands of mourners had lined the streets for his procession.
Ingraham began by describing Hussle as a "dear artist" before immediately featuring a clip of a song titled 'FDT' -- meaning 'F*** Donald Trump' -- which the late rapper had featured in.
"That's a very creative refrain," Ingraham said, laughing with a fellow panellist.
"The chorus that goes on and on is that related to the lowest unemployment ever, basically, for African Americans," she continued.
Ingraham also claimed the late artist had "recently released" the song, which is actually performed by rapper YG, which Hussle features on.
The diss-track was also released three years ago, in 2016, before Donald Trump had become President.
Ingraham's comments were immediately condemned by fans of the late Grammy-nominated rapper, who was shot outside his store in LA last month.
Justin Bieber has now joined fellow artists Snoop Dogg, Tank, T.I and the Game in calling for the Fox host to be fired, calling her nationally televised comments "absolutely disgusting".
"How dare you laugh in the face of a person who has passed on. Doesn’t matter who it is. But disrespecting someone’s who was a pillar in the community and did right by people?," Bieber said in a post on Instagram.
"Did you not think about the family who just lost a love one and now have to see you mock him on national television It’s absurd and you should be fired period."
Ingraham is yet to formally address the comments.
Hussle's death sent shock waves through the music industry with hundreds of artists and even former U.S. President Barack Obama, paying tribute to the 33-year-old after his murder.
A peaceful vigil outside his store the day after his death, turned to chaos after a suspected stabbing sent huge crowds stampeding from the area.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced on April 4 that Eric Ronald Holder Jr. was charged with fatally shooting Hussle and wounding two others.
Hussle is survived by his two children and his longtime girlfriend, Lauren London.
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