Questlove has issued an apology for some insensitive social media posts from his recent tour of Japan.
This picture, which has since been deleted, pokes fun at a Japanese department store clerk’s voice:
He also posted this Vine video, in which he inverts letters in a caption that appears to mock Japanese accents:
In his apology originally posted on Okayplayer yesterday (December 26th), ?uestlove explains that he was merely comparing the Japanese woman’s vocal tones “to that of a (church) deacon speaking in tongues.” However, there were multiple instances of Questlove stereotypically replacing the l’s with r’s when describing a few Japanese people and places he encountered.
Questlove posted an apology on Facebook. Read it below:
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