Why Don’t We’s Zach Herron Facing Backlash After Saying N-Word in Video
Why Don’t We member Zach Herron is currently under fire after he was caught on video saying the N-word. The 17-year-old singer was doing karaoke with friends, including bandmate Daniel Seavey, a few days ago when Lil Dicky‘s “Freaky Friday” started playing. There’s a part in the song where Chris Brown says the racial slur multiple times a matter of seconds. You would think the teen would refrain from singing along at this particular moment of the tune, but instead he kept the lip-synching going, even when his friend started filming.
When fans saw the video, many of them were absolutely outraged that their fave would use such an offensive word, even if he was just singing along to a tune.
zach does not deserve people standing up for him !!!! he said the n word !!!! he’s white !!! he can’t say that with his disrespectful jacob saggytitties lookin ass !!! zach herron does not deserve respect !!!!
— moneesha (@moneeshasyed) July 7, 2018
did zach herron really say the N word lmfao y’all on crack for defending him saying “it’s a song”,,,, he’s WHITE please educate yourselves PLEASEEEEEE brain cell count: -5
— aylin (@SlGN0FTHETIMES) July 7, 2018
zach herron really out here saying the N word with his whole chest. that’s so sad alexa play 1999 WILDFIRE
— soph 🌞 (@okoksophh) July 8, 2018
zach herron: *screams out n word*
limelights: he’s just a wittle baby he makes mistawkes!!!!!! :((( uwu forgive him all white people say the n word :((
stop justifying zach, he’s grown enough to know not to say it goddamn#zachherronisoverparty
— gianna (@solitaarrreaga) July 8, 2018
if you’re gonna drag everyone for saying the n word, don’t not drag Zach Herron just cause he’s your fav. he said it, he should apologize.
— jell-o🏳️🌈 (@wavymydude) July 7, 2018
Other people, however, don’t believe the 17-year-old deserves the amount of criticism he’s getting because he was simply singing lyrics.
This is ridiculous!!! Even if Zach Herron did say the N Word…look at the world around us white rappers say it all the time do they get shamed on…no! Whoopdie do if Zach said it or not that way he is being told to kill himself is disrespectful and downright awful!!
— Alexis Moore (@AlexisM13335861) July 8, 2018
WHITE. RAPPERS. SAY. THE. N. WORD. ALL. THE. TIME. and it’s okay right? but zach herron does and oh god he deserves to die, go to hell, be kicked from the band. he was having FUN. the why don’t we fandom is paused for now. come back when you get your stuff together sisters.
— Samantha • WHY DON’T WE (@highoffmarais) July 7, 2018
I’m sorry. But I have seen many famous people say the ‘n’ word in songs accidentally. It was an ACCIDENT! It happens! Please stop making Zach out to be someone he’s not. He would never say that word intentionally to hurt someone. Keep ya opinions to yaself b👌 pic.twitter.com/DbioSzIUn8
— SHOOKETH (@KaraWdw) July 7, 2018
Since when does it disrespect a black person to say the n word because last time i checked it’s just a word lots of white people say it and nothing happens but then Zach Herron says it and every social media blows up on him
— Carlee (@Carlee2222) July 8, 2018
I NEED TO SPEAK FACTS I DONT CARE HOW MUCH HATE I GET FOR SAYING THIS!! AS SOME OF YOU MAY KNOW A FELLOW HUMAN SO CALL ZACH HERRON IF GETTING HATED ON FOR SAYING THE N WORD LIKE COME ON GUYS PEOPLE SAY THAT WORD ON A DAILY BASIS AND NOW YOUR COMING AT HIM FOR SAYING IT!
— Emily •WHY DONT WE • (@EmilyMcNeil27) July 7, 2018
They should just seriously stop overreacting….there are bigger things in life than zach herron saying the n word…..
— Ira🏳️🌈 (@YahGurlira) July 7, 2018
Zach has neither apologized for saying the N-word, nor responded to the backlash at all.