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Kehlani Says TikToker Who Harassed Them Was Losing It Over Pride Flags

Kehlani Says TikToker Who Harassed Them Was Losing It Over Pride Flags

Kehlani Says TikToker Who Harassed Them Was Losing It Over Pride Flags
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The singer shared the context of that wild Starbucks video going around.

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Not a single person on this planet expected a mini-showdown between Kehlani and conservative TikToker Christian Walker in a Starbucks drive-thru to be one of the chaotic events of 2022, but that’s exactly where we’ve found ourselves this week.

Walker, who has made a name for himself as a young person blasting the “woke” left, shared a video Wednesday showing him angrily screeching at Kehlani (she/they) while they both waited in line outside a Hollywood Starbucks.

“Everyone’s entitled to an opinion and you’re so rude, or you wouldn’t be telling barista workers that I’m an asshole,” he screamed down the line, before getting out of his vehicle and approaching the singer. “Ma’am. Ma’am. You don’t need to tell baristas that I’m an asshole because I have an opinion. Get your drink and go away.”

He kept ranting, questioning why Kehlani, who stayed calm and collected the entire time, is entitled to an opinion but he supposedly isn’t. When she started to respond, he immediately yelled over her: “Well guess what? You’re the asshole. Get your drink and go. Get your drink and go.”

Walker was the one who posted the video, somehow thinking it actually made him look good and Kehlani look bad, calling them a “mediocre singer that everyone’s forgotten about” and claiming to have “set her straight.”

“I’m tired of these fake woke people being rude to everyone and acting like they’re the good ones,” he wrote, with a lack of self-awareness that would be shocking to anyone who didn’t already know who he is.

After the video blew up, Kehlani ultimately decided to comment with more context, explaining that it all started when she noticed Walker behind her in line, “visibly losing his shit in the car…[zooming] in on his screen to film the Starbucks workers and film all the [LGBTQ] flags that are in the windows.”

They said this went on for some time as the drive-thru line was moving slowly, and by the time Walker got to the order box, it seemed like he was actively causing trouble.

“I go to this Starbucks often, and I also know and can visibly see that everybody that works there is of color and a lot of them, can’t assume these things, but seem queer to me, so I get to the window and I’m like, ‘yo, just letting y’all know, the guy behind me, that’s that like, Republican Trump supporter kid who has a habit of harassing this community,’” she explained.

That’s the point at which Kehlani said they referred to Walker as an asshole, and he apparently heard them and started screaming calling them a bitch. The portion of the interaction he shared online, Kehlani claims, was edited down to exclude that.

She also added that she doesn’t mind the video, and she reacted calmly the way that she did because she knew from the jump that Walker was trying to provoke a reaction out of her that would fit the narrative he wanted to share to his viewers. At the end of the day, it’s safe to say that failed, even though he decided to post it and claim righteous anger on his part all the same.

The whole thing is made even more wild by Walker's own admittance that he used to be a Kehlani fan, and was allegedly listening to her music even a day earlier. It must be so strange to know that the entertainers you love think you're an absolute fool.

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Rachel Kiley

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.