Black Twitter celebrated Jill Scott last night and came for one person who questioned the online ardor.
Football linebacker, Kyle Qeiro who’s previously played for the Dallas Cowboys, tweeted his disbelief that anyone would find the soul singer attractive.
“People are attracted to JILL SCOTT!?” Queiro questioned, adding, “And by no means is she ugly, but ya’ll really sexually aroused by her?”
What Queiro didn’t know was you cannot come for Jill Scott. He quickly found out.
A conflagration of backlash ensued.
However, Queiro went further, implying that people find her attractive because of her “energy,” not her looks.
The Jillies came from all directions even some in the celebrity world.
Tory Lanez tweeted, “You can’t trust a n***@ that doesn’t find Jill Scott attractive.”
At the crux of the issue was the not-so-subtle fat-shame undertones Queiro implied.
Back in May 2020, after the legendary Verzuz battle between Jill Scott and Erykah Badu, the question was posed why people appreciate Scott more than they do Lizzo.
For some on social media, the fact that women must always be at odds over something as silly as looks in relation to fan appreciation was disappointing.
However, Queiro has realized the errors of his way and deleted the offending tweets.
“I tried to explain my tweet after realizing how poorly it was worded and conveyed,” he later posted. “I didn’t grow up on Jill Scott so it was news to me that she was a sex symbol, and I just tweeted. Stupidly. It was best to just delete it & take my L.”
“I’ve also seen people equating my tweet to both: fat shaming and a hatred of black women,” he added. “With how prevalent that is, I can understand why people may feel that way. But that is not the case here.”