Cardi B responded to a Twitter user who suggested that her 3-year-old daughter Kulture has autism on Friday.
In a since-deleted tweet, user @theminajprint wrote, “Your daughter is literally autistic and you’re on stan twitter instead of making sure she’s not sticking her finger in outlets.”
The “WAP” singer, 29, responded via quote-tweet, writing, “My daughter is not autistic… You can’t call her ugly, so you’ll have to figure out what’s wrong with her. Bitch, go play in traffic.”
The reactions to Cardi’s retort were diverse, with many pleading with the “Bodak Yellow” hitmaker to stop feeding the trolls.
“Ignore them. Simple. They wanna get to you, and you’re letting them,” tweeted @M_Louise91 while another user with the identity; @bardifire said, “Mommy stop giving them attention. That’s literally what they want.”
Many other commenters took advantage of the opportunity to gently deconstruct the original Tweet’s derogatory implications about autism.
“Her daughter is not autistic but I am and I’m very smart and it’s not wrong having autism but cardi b knows her daughter more than anyone else ,” chimed in @Brian_thadon95, whose tweet appeared to garner the most “likes” among the direct responses to Cardi’s rejoinder as of Saturday morning.
Meanwhile, a user by the id, @SheLoves_Blue, wrote, “No one is saying that there is anything wrong with being autistic but look at the intent of the person that said it. They weren’t trying to be helpful or informative, they said it in a spiteful way, so yes she has the right to be upset.”
Cardi B has previously faced backlash for railing against unsolicited and unfounded assertions about her kids having autism. In an Instagram Live rant that was streamed in early April 2022, the rapper clarified her stance.
Cardi said, “There’s nothing wrong with that disorder. I have friends that have children that are autistic. But my kid doesn’t have that. So if I want to say, ‘Don’t put that s- -t on my kid,’ I can say that. Why am I wrong for me saying ‘Don’t put that s- -t on my f- -king kid,’ but the person that’s tweeting that is not wrong?”