TikToker Peeves Internet After Ignorantly Dancing Along To Verse From Quran
By Izza Sofia, 10 Apr 2020
Image via Denys Prykhodov / Shutterstock.com
A TikToker was smeared for sharing a video of herself dancing to a man reciting a verse from the Quran.
Nessa Barrett and her friend were heavily criticized after they were seen giggling while flexing some moves to the audio clip.
The video was taken down following backlash, and Barrett has issued an apology, but social media users are still dissatisfied and continue to leave harsh remarks in her recent videos. Barrett had no choice but to disable the comments section in her latest video.
Speaking about the controversial clip, Barrett clarified in a livestream on TikTok that she and her friend were brainstorming for content ideas while browsing through the ‘For You’ page.
They came across the audio of the man singing and thought it would be cool to dance to the song. Barrett added that she had no idea that the man was reciting to a verse of the Quran.
She apologized in a livestream video to those who were offended by the stunt. “My step-siblings, like my step-mom is from Egypt and all that stuff, so I know that it could have been taken offensively,” Barrett said in the clip.
“I just want to apologize for anyone who took it that way and was offended. I’m sorry to anyone that practices that religion,” she continued.
Social media users were quick to comment on the controversy, and called for her to be “canceled.” One of the comments in her recent video read, “my respect to you went down,” complete with the downward graph emoji. Another remark was filled with the hashtag, “#nessacancelled.”
these tiktok bitches are rlly out of control. this is beyond offensive and her little apology was “i saw an old guy singing and i thought it was cute plus my stepmom is Egyptian“ as if that still excuses this behaviour. no one is dumb enough to not see that this is the Quran smh pic.twitter.com/46r1SKgePe— km 🕊 (@kmthenexthokage) April 8, 2020
so nessa that tiktok girl literally danced and threw it back using a quran sound... that’s so disrespectful and messed up— 🕊 (@mochilbs) April 8, 2020
i hate calling people out but dancing and throwing back to Quran was the worst move that nessa barrett or even anyone could do. i'm a muslim, and seeing that tiktok disgust me on another level.— elyca (@elfdolan) April 8, 2020
YALL THIS GIRL NAMED NESSA FROM TIKTOK HAD THE AUDACITY TO “THROW IT BACK” TO AN AUDIO OF A MAN RECITING QURAN. AND THEN GIVE A HALF ASSED APOLOGY SAYING HER STEP MOM IS EGYPTIAN WTFFF CANCELLEDDDD #nessabarrettisoverparty— rahma ⚡️ (@itssrahmaa) April 9, 2020
me after scrolling on tiktok and seeing nessa or nesa idk whuch one dancing and throwing it back to the quran pic.twitter.com/wzBG66FPhE— nadia (@adorbeer) April 9, 2020
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