Doja Cat called out Stan on Twitter during an interview with Apple Music's Ebro Darden that aired Thursday, telling the radio host that his disdain for the site's extremely online pop culture subsection was her inspiration Scarlet song “Fuck the girls”.
“This is me saying fuck you Stan Twitter,” Doja said. “There's that obsession behind it, all the nastiness towards women in Stan culture. The condescension of people being like, 'Mom, oh my God, queen, mom,' and expecting them to give and deliver and serve for the purpose of serving and not just expressing themselves. And at the same time they will insult that person and also call her 'Mother'. None of this shit is real, that’s where ‘Fuck The Girls’ comes from.”
The new claims are not the first time Doja has pushed back on online fandom. Earlier this year, she fell out with some fans over the often parasocial relationship between artists and their fan base. “I don't even know you guys,” she told a fan on Threads who asked her to profess her love for her fan base.
Speaking with Darden, Doja further sought to dispel criticism that she hates her fans. “You will never see a quote from me saying, 'I hate my fans.' Not once,” she said. “But it's a really bad quote where everyone says, 'She hates her fans.'”
Doja also addressed the backlash she faced in October for wearing a t-shirt that featured an image of alt-right comedian Sam Hyde. She suggested that she did not know the problematic implications of wearing the shirt. Hyde was previously a co-writer for Adult Swim's Million Dollar Extreme Gifts: World Peace, which aired for one season before being canceled due to racist and sexist messages. Hyde also donated $5,000 to the legal defense fund of Andrew Anglin of the neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer, O Los Angeles Times reported.
“You can't know everything. Me wearing a t-shirt of someone I thought was funny is an attack on people. It's not, it's not an attack. It didn’t affect the world in a way that we now have to look back on,” she said.
“I also think I'm too famous,” she continued. “I have some fans who know I didn't put any effort or involvement into whatever the hell this negative shit was. I don't need to explain myself. I don't need to prove myself to a bunch of people who are just going to project no matter what I say. There are people who are incredibly dogmatic no matter what you do.”