Rapper Boosie Badazz says he walked out of The Color Purple movie with his daughters due to the film’s LGBT+ content.
Boosie, a 41-year-old Baton Rouge native took to social media on Monday to explain why he walked out.
“I had to walk out this Color Purple movie ([and] two other older couples walked out also) because I had my little girls with me,” he wrote on Twitter/X.
“It seemed like a [rainbow] love story!! Good acting, but whoever wrote the script is pushing the narrative hard!! As a parent, I will not let my little girl watch this film.”
Fans of the movie dragged Boosie who has expressed anti-LGBT sentiments in the past, despite having at least one child who identifies as LGBT.
Last year, Boosie made blog headlines for his negative reaction to his daughter’s sexuality.
“I don’t want to think anyone in my family think it’s okay,” Boosie told DJ Vlad at the time. “But what she does, we’re not gonna — we’re gon’ love her to death. We gon’ love her to death, but at the same time, our family, it’s never been that way. It’s never been accepted.”
Critic reviews of The Color Purple 2023 have been “generally favorable.” The movie grossed $47 million worldwide so far.
Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of “A” on an A+ to F scale, while RottenTomatoes.com‘s audience gave it a score of 95%.