Diplo might be beloved by hipsters for his contributions to dance music and his Major Lazer side project, but the producer might want to lay off lame attempts at humor. The Mad Decent label head made a tasteless joke related to R. Kelly‘s ongoing struggle of allegedly holding women under his spell.
All this buzz this week has been centered on Buzzfeed News’ explosive story that alleges Kelly is holding several women captive, with one of the missing women coming forth saying she’s fine in a mysteriously timed message. Amid the chatter, Diplo couldn’t resist an opportunity to get a little creepy and tweeted a now-deleted joke but not before SPIN grabbed that good screenshot.
“Low key sent my cv for r kelly sex cult membership,” the producer posted, garnering a healthy number of retweets before he took it down 20 minutes after posting. Perhaps he realized the folly in making light of a potential sex trafficking or abusive situation, but that jab was too tasty to resist apparently.
Diplo kept up his corny by posting a photo of him drinking in a staged photo along with more drab insights that followed. Funny, none of those 2 million followers of his seemed that bothered by that tweet but why should we be surprised?