Doja Cat recently clarified her feelings towards her fans in an interview with Ebro Darden for Apple Music. She addressed the rumors that she hates her fans and explained that there is no direct quote of her ever saying that. She believes that the misconception arose from misquotes and misunderstandings.
Before the release of her album "Scarlet" in September, Doja Cat engaged in a back-and-forth with fans on social media, leading to her losing over 180,000 followers. This controversy started when she criticized her fanbase for calling themselves "kittenz" and suggested that they should focus on getting a job and helping their parents instead. She also responded to a fan's request to say that she loved her fans by stating that she didn't know them.
Many stan accounts dedicated to Doja Cat subsequently deleted their accounts. During the Apple Music interview, Doja Cat explained that she enjoys playing with the idea of not loving her fans as a meme. She acknowledged that not everyone will understand her sense of humor and that it's not her responsibility to make them understand.
Doja Cat also revealed that she keeps her personal life private and doesn't follow her friends on social media to avoid creating connections between her personal and public life. She also avoids discussing her vulnerabilities such as anxiety, depression, and body dysmorphia, as she fears that people will use them against her.
In an interview with Harper's Bazaar, she expressed her theory that people who haven't met her in real life don't view her as a real person. She believes that when people become engaged with someone they don't know on the internet, they develop a sense of ownership over that person. Therefore, any drastic changes or actions can lead to a shock response.
Despite the controversy, Doja Cat made an appearance at a Scarlet release party in Los Angeles. She used red paint to express her love for her fans during the event. Doja Cat's interview with Ebro Darden provides some clarity regarding her attitude towards her fans. She debunked the claim that she hates her fans and highlighted the misquotes and misunderstandings that led to this misconception.