Diplo is finding himself in some hot water after recently tweeting about Thailand's trapped soccer team.
The DJ and producer posted a photo of himself and rapper Post Malone holding a flashlight titled “me and Post Malone looking for that Thai soccer team.”
Diplo's fans quickly caught mention of the soccer team and were outraged that Diplo was making light on the team of young kids trapped in a save in Northern Thailand. Despite being miraculously found alive on July 2nd, the team remained trapped due to the monsoon.
— diblo (@diplo) July 5, 2018
Fans were quick to respond to Diplo's insensitive tweets:
— luka (@xxxtrentacion_) July 5, 2018
— jacob🍕 (@Jacob_Walter997) July 5, 2018
Just lost a follower across all social media networks. 👋🏼
Why would you think this was funny?
— Pen💜 hope/trials (@dailyunnie) July 5, 2018
I like you but this is disappointing. Those children are in terrible shape and there are still many risks to them. It's not something to joke about. Please think better about it.
— Bangtan Mozão 🕺 (@BangtanMozao) July 5, 2018
Nothing about this is even remotely funny or clever. They are literally STILL in that cave. Where is your Humanity?
— Dez 💜 Swerving across seven lanes (@DezReally) July 5, 2018
Diplo has yet to respond to this backlash.
Photo via Rukes