Aaron Carter criticised for 'severely racist' post: 'Ignorance at its finest'

Raechal Shewfelt
·Editor, Yahoo Entertainment
Singer and producer Aaron Carter performs during the Pop 2000 Tour at the Fremont Street Experience on July 27, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images)
Aaron Carter has been criticised for a video posted to his Instagram. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images)

Aaron Carter’s latest Instagram post is racking up dislikes.

A video that the singer shared Monday shows him ordering Chinese food over the phone, while imitating a Chinese accent. He captioned the share, “When your friends can't order Chinese food chicken in NYC AND you have to SHOW THEM YOURE cultural status #satire.”(sic)

If the hashtag was intended to prevent backlash, well, it didn’t work. Many people were very upset with what they saw. They deemed Carter’s post “severely racist” and “wildly offensive.”

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One person labeled the moment, “Cringe fest 2019,” while another called it, “ignorance at its finest.” Someone suggested that Carter get “serious help.”

“Could you get any lower dude? This is not a good look,” someone else wrote.

Still another advised, “It would be in your best interest to delete this.”

Aaron Carter promotes "Marriage Boot Camp Family Edition" on Oct. 10, in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo: Presley Ann/Getty Images for WE tv )
Aaron Carter promotes Marriage Boot Camp Family Edition on Oct. 10, in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo: Presley Ann/Getty Images for WE tv )

Carter had not taken the clip down as of Wednesday morning.

The controversy caps what has been a tumultuous year for Carter, in which he’s grappled with his own mental health and with family issues. Last month, he posted and later deleted an Instagram video that showed him driving to what he deemed a safe location. He alleged that his family and Sony Records were conspiring to kill him.

Earlier this year, Carter also shared a photo of himself in hospital, although didn’t disclose what he was there to be treated for.

His mother used his Twitter account to tells fans she was “handling” his social media until he recovered.