Clubhouse has been the new wave and talk of the town it seems for 2021. The audio-based app is described as “a new type of social product based on voice [that] allows people everywhere to talk, tell stories, develop ideas, deepen friendships, and meet interesting new people around the world.” Based on a lot of the latest news surrounding the app, experiences haven’t been as friendly as perhaps intended.
The New York Times reports, “Many users have complained publicly that the app has failed to roll out sufficient safeguards for users, especially for people from historically marginalized backgrounds.” The latest complaints involve Girls Trip actress Tiffany Haddish as well as Jason Lee, Joe Budden, and Instagram influencer Chaka Bars.
Twitter users that have received the infamous “Clubhouse Invite” and happened to be in the chatroom with Haddish and company claim that they were allegedly harassing some Black doctors as well as accusing them of doxing.
Haddish was accused of cyberbullying some Black doctors on the app, as well as reportedly spreading misinformation regarding the coronavirus and its vaccine on Wednesday, January 13. Concerns spilled over to Twitter when one Black doctor, in particular, was targeted by Haddish and Chakabars in order to undermine her while they stated that the government had involvement in the virus.
The plotting of Tiffany haddish, Chakabars, Jason Lee was successful. His clubhouse account has now been reinstated. Clubhouse is a doomed platform #chbullying https://t.co/DhRznxN8Wy https://t.co/mLVXmldPOj— clubhouselurker (@clubhouselurker) January 14, 2021
When it was reported that the woman attempted to take her own life, social media users called for the banning of Haddish and crew. The hashtag #chbullying has been circulating in the hopes that Clubhouse would receive better moderation tactics and celebrities should also be held accountable.
While there is no evidence, Haddish is attempting to defend herself on Twitter. “Now People on clubhouse saying I am bullying because I just told the truth,” said the actress. “I said it yesterday and I will say it today there is a Special place in Gods Kingdom for people that make up lies on his children.”
Now People on clubhouse saying I am bullying because I just told the truth.— Tiffany Haddish (@TiffanyHaddish) January 14, 2021
The actress and comedian is now seeing some old content of hers become resurfaced on social media amidst the doxing and cyberbullying drama. She, along with fellow comedian Kenny Johnson, had previously come under fire for their “Chris Brown/Rihanna” skit called “Rihanna’s Revenge” with altered lyrics to their hits.
Remember when she made a parody of the Rihanna and Chris brown situation like it was something to joke about. Fuck her. pic.twitter.com/maHVoxIB3Z— The God Tongue (@aprettyPR) January 15, 2021