Savvy Internet users are calling out celebrities for using publicity stunts to promote their upcoming albums, TV shows, or movies.

Actor Lakeith Stanfield underestimated the intelligence level of his social media followers when he uploaded a rap video titled "offensive freestyle", which included lyrics such as, "Boy you're dressed like trash you an eight six, take that choke chain back, that's some gay s**t" and "F*g, I don't really want to brag but I'm straight rich... F**k them b**ches out the a*s and I'm famous and all these gay n***as mad 'cause they hate this."

After the inevitable public backlash, Stanfield "apologized" for uploading the video.

"I've never been homophobic. Have never agreed with homophobic thought or hatred toward anyone for that matter," he said. "I'm a person that moves in love and I want to promote and continue to push that."

But his social media followers didn't buy his "apology." None of us knew the actor has a movie coming out in 2 weeks. So his stunt worked.

One user wrote: "Lakeith Stanfield really uploaded a video of himself reciting a prewritten homophobic rap two weeks before his feature film drops, unbelievable."

Stanfield, 26, is best known as boyfriend and baby daddy to actress Xosha Roquemore, 33.

Photos by Leon Bennett/Getty Images, Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

  • hi-liter

    He was just being silly.....I like him in Atlanta and I want to see his new movie that’s coming out. I think he will be the next generation Denzel.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    How do you pronounce Xosha? Is it So-sha?

    That's all I got from this...

  • Kanyade

    i knew he had a movie coming out. i also see yeah, this is stuntish-behavior.

  • Kemi

    Ok what’s that on his head! Bird’s nest?

  • KcoolMuziq

    This man is THE NEXT BIG THING & future OSCAR WINNER!
    I attended a few of his SAG Screenings.He is my favorite new all around actor at the moment. EVERY role he plays is completely different and out ranges the last one. The last movie I saw of him "Come Sunday" although the role was small had me in tears.
    #TEAMLAKEITHSTANFIELD https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6236a3c5e0f70c579ba4d136b492028d489028072a93cb66665727b77911a942.gif

  • Phillybruh

    His new movie actually looks good, going to check it out. And his wife is DJ's wife on the Connors. He was just rhyming words not everything is homophobic.

  • RaginB

    He must be a mature 26?

  • MookieFly

    Maybe Skosha? Idk my russian is rusty

  • tintin

    He has a black woman. NicE!!!

  • RespectSelf

    omg I'm over it! Unless we going to keep the same energy ACROSS the board.... I really don't care about folks being sensitive about words. Everybody be talking reckless these days.

  • Lady Elle

    When stunts go wrong. I have never heard of this guy before...

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Not tiday devil

  • MookieFly

    Definitely in poor taste, but I hope there's no malice behind his words because I like him as an actor and already planned to go see his movie

  • Kemi

    Right. He’s a very talented guy

  • dru and neil

    Don't really know much about this actor besides his role in Get Out to be honest, so his publicity stunt did work even though it's in horrible taste. He's not homophobic but he's zeroing in on gay people, calling folks f*g? Yeah, makes sense. He sounds like Rosanne.

  • Anunnaki

    Not. snuff mouth, M.Bjordan

  • justlooking

    He probably been high for a couple days. Not making excuses, but that's my opinion.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Xosha is pretty.

  • Bea Mack, Pro-BLACK

    Nevuary....

    I also would like to nominate M. B. Jordan to be traded in the next Chappell sponsored race draft.....

  • tia

    At first glance, she kinda resembles Brandy.
    She is pretty.

  • Rayne

    She is pretty. Reminds me of a young Brandy.

  • WhooCares

    I thought it was her at first too.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    He look like Lee in that pic they posted last night, LMAO!!!

  • tia

    Me too

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Dude better be careful. The gays can destroy your career in Hollywood if you get on their bad side.

  • datjerk

    I swear ppl just love being fake outraged in 2018

  • free

    i was wondering where i knew his face from.

  • Guest©

    Denzel is one of a kind but I definitely don't see Michael as a contender. He's just blah for me acting wise. What about the actor who Chad Boseman? He has some acting skills.

  • Roxie Moxie

    Facts! Remember Isaiah Washington? Is he still working in Hollywood?

  • bemetoo

    not droopy jaws...why tall try to hype up the basic

  • BadAss Will

    I have more respect for people who just own up to they B.S. if that's how you feel so be it aslong as you not affecting my life.

  • BadAss Will

    And don't forget me Roxie Moxie Doxie Hoxie hoe... ? You still on my hit list ??

  • Logan Roberts

    I think he's doing Stds commercials ?

  • BadAss Will

    Dude You so right... I destroy a lot of niggas on these streets. Since im retired im bored. I have the time!

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Oh well, better be careful, them sissy jews are ruthless

  • Renee26

    SMDH... I liked him on Atlanta and he played the hell outta that role in Get Out... He a buster for that song and rebuttal

    It doesn't make a man seem "manly" to single out gays and voice so much dislike for people you don't even know... Yeah that's homophobic alright.... IMO a man who is secure in his sexuality and manhood doesn't take pride in talking down on other people (about anything), let alone get angry or waste time bringing attention to anything homosexual related.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Chile No!!!!His career never recovered from that homophobic slur,even after takin some kinna training

  • bemetoo

    Chile that's all hype he ain't put asses in no damn seat..ion know why the black media is trying to put him as the next black sex symbol..he look just like droopy the dog https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/802ee3ca7ea99ee0a777560fc83fcabd1da3eb8ad8e0faf6db31e1dc48633a30.jpg

  • Cannelle

    I haven't seen that one yet, but he was extremely good in Crown Heights.

  • Alextra Ballard

    I first thought that was Katt Williams... smh

  • Cannelle

    Chipmunk cheeks

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    What's the problem? I feel the same way... ILL REPEAT HIS EXACT WORDS...so consider his lyrics on rotation as far I'm concerned! Bye!

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    who are these?

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Fux the gays!! Better issues to get outraged about! Murder and mayhem on the streets.. BREEDING OUTRAGED ABOUT THAT!

  • MocaPretty

    WTF does every one have to apologize for NOT agreeing with the lifestyle of LGBTZURZUHRHTHHGG it's ridiculous.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    I just cant!!

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    He was in the movie "Get Out". When the main character takes a picture of him and the flash hits his eyes, his nose starts to bleed and he snaps out of the trance he was in.

  • Guess Who

    ok...

  • Roxie Moxie

    Aww! You care about me SO much that you came back to me after a whole week! Glad I could stay on your brain for that long. ???

  • BadAss Will

    You was tho... ??

  • Roxie Moxie

    LMAO!!! No! lol

  • Thingamajig

    I thought that was Brandy for a sec.

  • BingBangBoom

    He looks rough to be 26

  • Logan Roberts

    Never heard of this dude?.

  • Mac Jones

    He is doing his shame walk for whatever Shriner or masonic organization he os a part of. Pretty sure they are using this guys DNA to clone Chapelle

  • TheyDontHearMeTho

    Nah he’s just compromising his manhood by putting on a wig just like how they have men put on a dress in order to get to that next level of fame...it’s all part of the initiation ritual. He’ll pop up with some blonde hair shortly. Mark my words.

  • TheyDontHearMeTho

    I instantly read “Moesha” despite the spelling.....?????

  • KcoolMuziq

    "But he was extremely good in Crown Heights."

    BRILLIANT!

  • NeverSurprised

    Lakeith Stanfield?? Xosha Roquemore ???
    Harpo, who dese peepuhs??

  • NeverSurprised

    The one putting asses in seats and bills in his pockets is Chadwick Boseman. Hollywood loves anyone of any color who can headline a billion dollar box office draw.

  • NeverSurprised

    Me too.

  • Candance

    Is that the guy from the show Atlanta.... Darius

  • Jersey Girl

    That Part!! @UmYeaThatToo:disqus

  • Trace da Ace

    that be Darius !!! He is funny as hell....dont know his babby momma tho...but he is funny....he got what he wanted....A RESPONSE....lol

  • Dahl

    ...and I thought that was Brandy in the pic

  • Lady” Youngblood

    This is y Gay's are called fa@@ats, because they always crying and complaining everybody ain't with that gay shit, and if this sexy chocolate black man want's to play his self wearing a dam wig then that's what he's doing playing his self because he looks stupid

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    The black guy from Get Out who needed a nap after they took a pic of him with the cellphone. His nose bled.

    Topic: Bruh, sit down. The publicity stunts are tired, in general.

  • TheyDontHearMeTho

    Exactly lol ?

  • sunni_daze

    He also stars on Atlanta. I have no clue who she is.

  • http://bitchbecomesher.com Tasha Nicole

    OMG, you with the shade! lmao. He is best known as the boyfriend and baby daddy of Xosha. I have no clue of who she is, however he stars in the hit TV show, Atlanta! He was in Get Out, The incredible Jessica James and many more!

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    Really Sandra! Everyone know's him as "Get Out" , staaaahp it! If anything, we don't know her.

  • Decked Out

    i think it was FUNNY
    we know who runs HOLLYWEIRD
    "DumpTrump" never APOLIGIZE
    #gtfoh

  • Yetunde

    Don't forget Atlanta and Straight Outta Compton.

  • Wakando Shamar Taylor

    lol! stop it Atlanta, get out,straight out of Compton! plus this new movie looks good! dont discredit him like that! as far as the rap goes i really dont care!