Kaytranada Calls Out Racism Deniers in Canada
"I can't be shut down this time"
In a series of tweets posted over the last week, Kaytra has called out his former classmates that used racist slurs against him, as well as white journalists and politicians that attempt to bury the racism that people of colour experience in Montreal and Quebec.
The producer also engaged with a fan who spoke out against Quebec's Bill 62 — which effectively bans religious headwear like niqabs.
Montreal protestors recently marched against police brutality amid a string of similar uprisings across the world. Multiple demonstrations have taken place in Canada since the death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless other Black people, including 29-year-old Toronto woman Regis Korchinski-Paquet.
Read the tweets below.
This goes out to some of those being silent. I've seen how yall live but now its sh-shh for yall.— KAYTRA (@KAYTRANADA) May 30, 2020
to all the brothers & sisters that called me a nigger for the entire year of the 7th grade, i wonder how yall feel.— KAYTRA (@KAYTRANADA) June 3, 2020
had to speak on it cause im a gay black man from Montreal and my people have been loud enough to give me courage to speak up. i can't be shut down this time.— KAYTRA (@KAYTRANADA) June 3, 2020
like they're denying the shit that we went through so that they could just go on with the day of their sweet lives without being the true advocate that they're suppossed to be. laziness. and of coure because they're non-black.— KAYTRA (@KAYTRANADA) June 3, 2020
shit dont make no DOGGONE sense— KAYTRA (@KAYTRANADA) June 3, 2020
exactly gatdamn it!— KAYTRA (@KAYTRANADA) June 3, 2020