Former Pussycat Dolls member says detained immigrant children look like MS-13 soldiers

Kaya Jones said that children “don’t have facial hair” and the detained child immigrants look like gang members. (Photo: Kaya Jones via Instagram)

Kaya Jones, a former member of the Pussycat Dolls, is no stranger to sharing her opinion on social media. However, one of her most recent tweets drew a bit of backlash after she wrote that detained immigrant children looked like members of the violent gang MS-13.


Jones stated that “babies don’t have facial hair,” even though none of the boys in the photo she posted have facial hair. Many on Twitter found her remarks to be deeply rooted in racist ideology.



The photo was initially taken by attorney Michael Avenatti at the McAllen, Texas, airport. The seven boys were being transported away from their parents.

Members of MS-13, which originated in Los Angeles, are often characterized by their numerous body and face tattoos.

The Canadian-American singer also tweeted that the boys in the photo were perhaps attempting to hide their tattoos with their sweatshirts.


However, it is more likely that the boys were supplied with the matching outfits by the U.S. government when they were taken into custody.

Jones is an outspoken supporter of President Trump and an original member of the singing group the Pussycat Dolls; however, there is some disagreement as to whether she was ever an “official” member. Jones, who contributed vocals to “Sway,” “Don’t Cha,” and “We Went As Far As We Felt Like Going,” left the group in 2004 before the release of the group’s first album.

In December 2017, Jones announced that she was part of Trump’s National Diversity Coalition, where she serves as the Native American Ambassador for Trump.


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