Trisha Paytas Defends against Racism Backlash For “Whip Me Just like Django” Music Video

Trisha Paytas has defended herself against racism accusations. (Photo: YouTube)

Trisha Paytas thought she was making an innocent Leonardo DiCaprio music video tribute, but got more backlash than she bargained for.

Trisha initially shot to fame as a professional troll, and has previously caused controversy with topics including, but not limited to: Hitler, molestation, rape, animal rights, gay people, black people, Mexican immigrants, women and Jews.

It was no surprise that Trisha managed to stir up more trouble – and many fans accused her of trying to “sexualize racism and slavery”.

Trisha Paytas Makes a Music Video Tribute to Leonardo DiCaprio

In the video, Trisha recreated scenes from various Leo movies, including the infamous Titanic drawing scene.

She also recreated scenes from Romeo + Juliet and even got wet for the iconic Titanic life raft scene.

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Trisha Paytas lets go on a raft. (Photo: YouTube)

However, it was her decision to sexualize Django Unchained that was more controversial.

She also posted a behind-the-scenes video.

Trisha Paytas Urges Leo to Whip Her “Like in Django”

“He could whip me every night, just like Django,” Trisha Paytas sang in the video. She wielded a whip to demonstrate.

She used the line in a sexual BDSM-related context.

Trisha Paytas wields a whip and begs Leonardo to whip her.
Trisha Paytas wields a whip and begs Leonardo to whip her. (Photo: YouTube)

She said she was dressed as “Coco”, who was a slave in the movie.

Coco, played by Daniele Watts.
Trisha said she was channeling Coco, played by Daniele Watts. (Photo: Twitter)

Fans Criticize Trisha Paytas

Many top commenters were outraged. “Please tell me you didn’t just do that,” one fan said.

“As a black woman…made me REALLY uncomfortable. You can’t take something from American slavery and try to turn it into some kinky BDSM reference,” another fan said.

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Fans Defend Trisha

There were also Trisha defenders. “Get out of there you Tumblr scumbag,” one fan fired back.

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Trisha Paytas Defends Herself: “It Is Not Racist”

Trisha Paytas defended herself.

“It was literally a joke. The whole song is light-hearted…it is NOT racist. Just because a character I liked in the movie was played by a black actress, why can’t I dress up as her?”

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