20 July 2018, 12:27
No. This is not a fever dream. This is reality…
Wiz Khalifa may be a multi-platinum recording artist but that doesn’t stop him from occasionally offering up opinions that no one asked for. The ‘Black and Yellow’ rapper was on The Breakfast Club this week and during his interview he claimed that straight men shouldn’t eat bananas. In his own words: “If you bite a banana, you sus.” He then added: “n***as gotta break the banana in half”.
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Wtf? There was literally no context for these comments. The interview starts with Wiz giving controversial host Charlamagne Tha god fruit advice, while Angela Yee and DJ Envy look on bemused. Charlamagne says: “Whaaa? It’s just a fruit.” Khalifa then replies: “I’m just trying to help you out bro. If you in public and you eating a banana, you gotta break it into pieces…”
Watch the perplexing interview here.
The layers to this are so hard to comprehend. Not only is it ridiculous to suggest that eating certain fruits is ‘sus’ but also the implication that it may make you look gay and there is something wrong with that is homophobic af. Straight men shouldn’t worry if people think they are homosexual, let alone be suggesting that certain fruits are gay because they look phallic.
Unsurprisingly the internet is not impressed and people have been keen to let their thoughts known on the matter. With that in mind, we’ve gathered all of the best reactions here.
Some are bewildered by the fragile masculinity of it all.
Wiz trying to explain why men should break a banana in half and eat it in pieces is the height of homophobia and fragile masculinity and patriarchy. How insecure/ignorant/hateful you gotta be to see a fruit as a d in the mouth? pic.twitter.com/DgaoX8L7Ig
— Leels (@leelabee) July 19, 2018
Others are keen to point out that Wiz is a grown man.
The gag is that homophobic men are missing out.
There are people in my mentions mad at me but Im not the one cancelling a delicious fruit because It’s “gay.” I’m a wiz fan guys, but this is corny and yeah…homophobic. And I’m worried about his potassium intake.
— Quinta (@quintabrunson) July 19, 2018
Homophobic people don’t deserve bananas tbh.
MNEK opened up about how this kind of prejudice ruined bananas for him.
not all doom and gloom obvs, plantain is better. but moral of the story, toxic masculinity is a trip. stay fabulous, henny. 💅🏾
— M-N-E-K (@MNEK) July 19, 2018
ARE YOU HAPPY NOW WIZ?!
Ira used a CupcakKe ‘Duck Duck Goose’ lyric to create one of the greatest tweets of all time.
Real men eat bananas.
A couple of people are wondering how Wiz would survive on a deserted island.
*dying of hunger on a deserted island*
*finds a bunch of bananas*
wiz: no homo tho
— 𝘋𝘌𝘔𝘐-𝘍𝘐𝘌𝘕𝘋 (@coffincruiser) July 19, 2018
The idiocy jumped out.
A few gay men want to eat more bananas now because of this.
We endorse this.
And one or two Wiz fans revealed that he has no issue putting his mouth around other phallic objects.
Also the ‘See You Again’ rapper has no issue with banana bread.
In conclusion, stay healthy kids and do not let this kind of homophobia influence your diet. Bananas, cucumbers, aubergines – eat whatever you like. Life is too short for this bullshit.