We’re a bit late to this one but comedienne and actress Jess Hilarious is back in the headlines for the wrong reasons yet again. This time, the Baltimore social media personality put a little Islamophobia out there into the universe after she posted about a group of Sikhs boarding a plane while stating she felt threatened and is now apologizing.
Last week, Jess Hilarious posted a series of now-deleted clips in where she claimed that her life was in danger after four Sikh men in turbans were on the same plane as she was. Folks on Twitter fried Hilarious for her insensitive comments in the wake of the New Zealand mosque shootings that occurred last week as well. In her typically brash fashion, Hilarious told fans “f*ck y’all” along with some other choice words in her double down defense.
After a solid few days of roasting, Jess Hilarious offered up a tearful apology and says she’ll be donating $15,000 to victims of the New Zealand shooting. A step in the right direction perhaps but someone in her camp needs to tell her to calm down that hard-edge approach unless she’s content with losing her ability to get the bag in the future.
Also, as one Twitter user noted, Sikhs aren’t Muslims but whatever.
We’ve posted her apology and reactions from Twitter in the gallery below.
Between Kodak Black and Jess Hilarious now is a good time to remind Black people:— Optimus Fine (@sunnydaejones) March 18, 2019
There are enough of us doing good work that you dont have to settle for homophobia, Islamophobia, and abusers.
just saw that Jess Hilarious put out an apology & donated $15K to the NZ victims/families & it made me think of when @rodimusprime said a few years ago on @Wm40A about bringing shaming back. it’ll humble a person real quick or make them look worse. we will see about Jess..— whitney (@itsthewhit_) March 19, 2019
Also, Sikhs aren’t Muslims. Even if they were, that’s not a bad thing. You’re canceled.— Suneet Mahandru (@suneetmahandru) March 18, 2019
really disappointed in jesshilarious and the islamophobic comments she made, not that there’s EVER a good time but right now? bigger yikes. I truly hope someone pulls her aside and makes this moment teachable, but also nobody owes her that. there’s FREE knowledge on the interwebs— Naira Banks (@jackieaina) March 18, 2019
TURBANS (1/7)— Kashi House CIC (@KashiHouse) March 18, 2019
We wonder if a turbaned Jesse Owens would have scared the life out of @jess_hilarious.
The African-American athletics legend and civil rights hero sports a #Sikh turban during a tour of India in 1955. @sahluwal @jakaramovement @sikhfeminist @sikhprof @RelOnFOX pic.twitter.com/o3HBftobRF
Jess not hilarious is on IG crying with a statement that she didn’t mean it... MONEY/JOBS/GIGS must have got snatched!— Air-Rum (@__aarum) March 19, 2019
Hey @jess_hilarious ... Come & spend a few days on an aid mission with @Khalsa_Aid & learn about Sikhs ! Our Turbans are symbols of humanity and not terror as stated by you.— ravinder singh (@RaviSinghKA) March 18, 2019
We will even pay for your travel to join us on the aid mission. Come on, let’s change your perception!