Jess Hilarious has amassed a huge following for her quick wit and humorous videos on Instagram, but now she’s quickly being gathered on Twitter over that sharp tongue. The Baltimore native clapped back at a fan and called the person a “f*ggot” via an Instagram comment and offered a weak apology in response to the calls for cancellation.
A Twitter user pointed out Jess Hilarious responding to an IG comment that to be fair, threw some shade her way and instead of going for the usual funny response, the funnywoman went for the proverbial jugular.
Jess responded to the dragging she’s been suffering since the exchange went down, but it doesn’t seem as if she’s understanding the gravity of the situation.
“Yesterday I called a young man a “f*ggot” For disrespecting me. And for that, to the LGBT community I sincerely apologize. However if I feel disrespected and that someone hit below the belt, whether they are gay or not, I’m going to return the same energy. I’m trying to control my anger at this point in my career By being more positive, but just like anybody else, it’s a growing process,” Jess wrote in a caption for an Instagram video explaining her response.
Check out the apology below along with Twitter responses to Jess Hilarious going hot-headed homophobic.
Jess Hilarious is y'all karma for hyping up every single person on the internet. Y'all always letting trash people WIN. She's never been funny but she's always been MEAN. Her jokes consists of her literally insulting and attacking people. How's that comedy?— Loves. It. (@BrandiNachelle) February 5, 2019
Girl we saw your TRUE REACTION and REAL FEELINGS to what you did. And this is not your first transphobic or homophobic transgression. But okay. 🙄 pic.twitter.com/a7Bm632SAy— Juwan has left this Account (@someonenotjuwan) February 5, 2019
There’s been so many times you’ve said homophobia and transphobic things, got flack, then made this same “I luh everybody” ass excuse. Can’t even count them anymore. Stopped watching your posts ages ago and now I remember why. Trash.— Lala (@Mama___Lala) February 5, 2019
"I ask that the LGBT 🏳️🌈 gives respect as they want it."— ♊️♊️ (@_kthechief) February 5, 2019
This portion of Jess Hilarious's apology is very unsettling to me. If an individual disrespects you, why would you, in turn, disrespect an entire community of people as a retort? Ain't that bringing a gun to a knife fight?
Lmao Jess hilarious said she called that young man a faggot because he disrespected her and the LGBT should treat people better and be more positive if they want that same energy. Someone make it make sense. Please.— Nerd Adjacent (@Davington_) February 5, 2019
“Listen, I’ve never been homophobic in my life, unless you count the times when the other person clearly deserved it.”— WhoRunTheWorld (@DeeLev12) February 5, 2019
How y'all grown and don't know how to apologize, Damn Jess Hilarious, really?— Nah, I'm Good (@MonkeyBlood) February 5, 2019
Let me get this right. You were mad at one person and used a word that has traditionally used to violently target gay people as a clapback? You need help if that’s your comedy.— Preston Mitchum (@PrestonMitchum) February 5, 2019
jess hilarious used “faggot” all willy nilly like that on the internet?— Xavier D'Leau (@XavierDLeau) February 5, 2019
Interesting parallel between Liam Neeson and Jess Hilarious. Many folks are always one situation away from acting on their bigotry.— cp. (@culta_klash) February 5, 2019
That's a non-apology. "Sorry but he hit me below the belt so i said this slur to him"? Spend more time on developing a career rather than arguing in comments.— The Shady Librarian (@throwing_shayde) February 5, 2019