Redfoo apologises for sexist 'art' after Wikipedia page hack
The internet is turning against Redfoo, literally.
Since his latest single, Literally I Can't, was released via YouTube a Change.org petition has been launched to have him fired from his mentoring role on Channel 7's X Factor while his Wikipedia page was updated on Thursday to describe the singer as "close to 40 years old but acts like an entitled, irritating child".
The"satirical" song, which is a collaborative effort by a co-op of rappers, has been lambasted online for its derogatory treatment of women due to its lyrics, "You got a big ol' butt, I can tell by the way you walkin', but you annoying me because you're talking ... I said jump on that pole, I didn't need your opinion".
Literally I Can't has also been called the most sexist and offensive song of the year by commentators thanks to the simple chorus of "Shut the f--- up" which is repeatedly yelled at a group of uptight looking young women at a party who refuse to drink and decline an offer to engage in "girl on girl" sexual activity.
According to his altered Wiki page, Redfoo, the son of Motown Record Company founder Berry Gordy, Jr, "unfortunately did not inherit any of his father's musical talent and has instead spent the last few years defecating out kitschy, tacky music, set to catchy beats in order to appeal to the lowest common denominator".
"Literally I Can't, a track which he gleefully exacerbates rape culture, encouraging women to shut the f... up because he is unable to simply address them as human beings," the entry read before it was quickly removed.
The rapper, who released the song on his own record label Party Rock, has defended the ditty but published a mea culpa on his Facebook page and Twitter account.
"Over the years, you've connected with me through my music, art and our personal interactions. My greatest joy and mission from day one has been to entertain people from all walks of life: the kids, parents, teens, ladies, gentlemen, cops and even the robbers," he wrote to his online fans on Thursday.
"I get excited to create things that will unite all of us through laughter, dance and celebration. If during that process I offend anyone, I apologise from the bottom of my heart. In the future I will be more mindful of the way I present my art."