In a post on her Instagram Story, Doja Cat said she feels “free” after losing over 500,000 followers on the platform. The singer’s comments come after she had a public feud with her fans over the name “kittens.”
The feud began in July, when Doja Cat called her fans “creepy” and told them to “get a job” after they were critical of her decision to cancel a concert. She also said that she didn’t “love” her fans anymore.
In response, many fans unfollowed Doja Cat on social media. As of Thursday, she has 25.2 million followers on Instagram, down from 25.6 million on July 29.
In her Instagram Story post, Doja Cat said that she feels like she has “defeated a large beast” by losing so many followers. She also said that she is now able to “reconnect with the people who really matter and love me for who I am.”
Doja Cat’s comments have sparked a conversation about the relationship between artists and their fans. It remains to be seen how this feud will impact Doja Cat’s career in the long term.
In addition to the feud over the name “kittens,” Doja Cat has also been criticized for her use of homophobic slurs in the past. She has apologized for her use of these slurs, but some fans have called for her to be canceled.