During the segment, Dineva said Blue was “ugly” just like her father. Shortly after, the pop culture personality experienced backlash from users on social media angered that he would make such comments about a child.
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🙄 so let me get this straight #funkydineva if someone says something about you being gay its wrong. But it's okay for you to talk about #BlueIvy a child??? Whew these celebrities like #Beyonce is good honey because I would be all in his ass speaking on my daughter like that. It's okay though she has crazy ass fans the #beyhive. I hope he has good security in #ATL #Miami honey. Beyhive works EVERYWHERE. Don't eat in restaurants no time soon 🤷🏿😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 Kids are OFF LIMITS PERIODT!!!! #Jayz #TSMadison Dude lucky he ain't said nothing about my IG God children 😏#PettysNation #PettysKids
One user wrote, “I can no longer support @FunkyDineva after his comments about Blue. Period.”
I can no longer support @FunkyDineva after his comments about Blue. Period.
— Ree. (@mariamariaa7) November 30, 2018
Funky Dineva won't have a job by the beginning of 2019. How you gon call Blue Ivy ugly and you look li-nope! I'm not gon do it.
— KaNeina Bee (@kaNEiNAbEE) November 30, 2018
In his apology video, the 35-year-old said his choice of words was “gross,” particularly because he is a “grown a** man” who made fun of a “defenseless” child for the sake of a joke and being dressed in character.
“I am a firm believer of ‘say what you mean, mean what you say,’ [and] ‘stand firm in your word while you’re walking your talk,’” Dineva said in his nearly five-minute clip.
He went on to explain why he made the “offensive” punchline and attributed it to not thinking before he spoke.
Dineva continued, “I’m upset with myself. I’ve said some off the wall things before in the name of comedy, and I’ve stood by them all and defended them all, and told the general public, you know, ‘Forget you. You’re just gonna have to be mad.’ But this is one of those things that I’m not proud of. I can’t stand in this one”
He acknowledged his faults stating, “I recognize wholeheartedly that what I did was wrong. I apologize first and foremost to Blue Ivy, and I apologize to the Carter family.”
Dineva said he would be mindful of the comments he makes about children moving forward.