Now, Yung Pinch has released a statement over the matter, which you can read below.
On Saturday, fans began pointing out a couple of Yung Pinch’s lyrics which included the use of the word “retarded” in his 2017 track “Underdogs.”
— spooky averie (@aveuhree) October 26, 2019
More Waterparks fans replied, expressing concern over different tracks.
— [r]yłey 🐊 (@ryleyweekes) October 27, 2019
And then there’s also the slut-shaming song too pic.twitter.com/mRFOsk6syP
— Elias is okay. (@EliasIsOkay) October 27, 2019
Awsten Knight responded to the concerns stating that he does not condone the use of such words and was not aware of it prior to booking Yung Pinch for the tour.
“Yikes. I def don’t condone using that word or anything else that’d upset anyone like that & I wasn’t aware when we agreed to the booking. It’s not as simple as “kick him off” there are contracts in place that aren’t able to simply be backed out of, especially this close to tour. I didn’t hear all his songs before agreeing to the booking and again, I don’t condone the word.”
Last night, Yung Pinch took to Twitter to address the issue with a statement of his own.
“I have love for all people and definitely have nothing against people with disabilities. My use of a lyric offended people and I want to take this opportunity to become more aware and apologize. I’m a work in progress like everyone else, never intended to hurt anyone’s feelings.”
I have love for all people and definitely have nothing against people with disabilities. My use of a lyric offended people and I want to take this opportunity to become more aware and apologize. I’m a work in progress like everyone else, never intended to hurt anyone’s feelings💔 https://t.co/npK9sCQqeC
— Yung Pinch (@yungpinch) October 28, 2019
You can catch Waterparks on tour at the cities and dates listed below. Grab your tickets here.
11/15 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre*
11/16 – Charleston, SC @ The Music Farm*
11/17 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum*
11/19 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte*
11/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts*
11/22 – Reading, PA @ Reverb*
11/23 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage*
11/25 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall*
11/26 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club*
11/29 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre*
11/30 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater*
12/01 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s*
12/03 – Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrew’s Hall*^
12/04 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues Cleveland*^
12/06 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater*^
12/07 – Kansas City, MO @ The Truman*^
12/08 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall*^
12/10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot*^
12/13 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon*^
12/15 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom*^
12/16 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom*^
12/17 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues Anaheim*^
12/18 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom*^
12/20 – San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theatre*^
12/21 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues Dallas*^
12/23 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live*^
*with Yung Pinch