Snoop Dogg: “Bruce Jenner” Is A “Science Project,” Not “Real News” (PHOTOS)
Early Wednesday, Snoop posted a photo of fellow musician Akon. On the picture, the text read, “Shout out to Akon! He is about to supply 600 million Africans with solar power. I’m really upset that this isn’t major news but that science project Bruce Jenner is #Society.” In the Instagram caption, Snoop wrote, “News flash. @akon tune in to ggn for some real news.”
“GGN” is Snoop’s own “news network,” which features web shows and podcasts. Akon, who has not commented on his pal’s post, has been working on a “Lighting Africa” initiative, which “seeks to provide a concrete response at grass roots level to Africa’s energy crisis and lay the foundations for future development.” Akon launched the project more than a year ago.
Many of Snoop’s followers called him out for the post, arguing that it shouldn’t be an “either or” situation. One angry commenter wrote on Snoop’s post, “What is wrong with you? You can make it news, you have that power, the only news you just made is how incredibly intolerable and insensitive you are #smh.” Another said, “There are always going to be ‘more important issues,’ but why do you have to downplay how much Caitlyn Jenner is helping the trans* community and society? Both are important to societies in different ways.”
Others, however, agreed with Snoop to extent, such as the follower who posted, “She’s not a science project, thats hella rude. But I do agree that it’s ridiculous this isn’t making major headlines etc.” Someone else simply wrote, “Fantastic!!”
Snoop’s post, which some are taking as transphobic, comes two days after Timbaland made waves for insisting that Jenner should still be called “Bruce” because that’s the name her mother gave her. Snoop similarly refers to “Bruce Jenner” and not “Caitlyn” in his own message. See below, and tell us what you think.