Jess Hilarious came under fire Sunday (March 17) after she uploaded a video showcasing relief after four Sikhs were removed from her flight. The Lil Rel star defended her statements and said she was scared.
“If I’m scared I’m scared. F**k y’all. F**k how y’all feel,” Jess said. “Y’all mad at me because I don’t side with any other black person, because I don’t side with every other race. F**k y’all. I feel how I feel. I felt threatened and that was it. F**k y’all, and I’m not flying there. We were evacuated, bitch. Why? Why? with no technical difficulties or nothing.”
The Internet quickly sent the comic a digital side eye for her xenophobic comments, which came two days after 51 Muslim men and women were gunned down in New Zealand. The youngest of which was 3-year-old Mucaas Ibrahim.
what if Jess Hilarious’ middle name is Notthat?
— at sign jamal jimoh (@JamalJimoh) March 17, 2019
A day after Muslims were ambushed and murdered while praying (death toll now at 51), Jess Hilarious hops on Al Gore’s internet to brag about+defend getting 4 people with turbans kicked off a flight because she didn’t feel safe.
— Candice Marie Benbow (@CandiceBenbow) March 17, 2019
Xenophobia is really disgusting.
The hate for Muslims is disgusting and Jess hilarious is trash and not worthy of a platform. https://t.co/qotZ9AwMLO
— George M Johnson (@IamGMJohnson) March 17, 2019
One Twitter user, a DJ who goes by the name DJ The Gypsy pointed out Jess’ comments run rampant within other parts of the black community.
Jess Hilarious’ anti-Muslim rhetoric sheds light on a very important topic; Islamophobia within the black Christian community
— Dylan Ali (@dylanali_) March 17, 2019
The backlash Jess merited did, however, highlight not everyone shared her sentiments.
Just a word of thanks to everybody calling out Jess Hilarious on her awful, islamophobic actions & her endangering of innocent Sikhs. Means the world to see folks stepping up & speaking up.
— Anil Dash (@anildash) March 17, 2019