Keke Palmer’s boyfriend, Darius Daulton Jackson, defended himself and then deleted his Twitter account after coming under fire for publicly shaming the “Nope” star on social media. His account was reactivated on Thursday afternoon – but set to “private”.
Jackson disappeared from Twitter this week after criticizing the outfit Palmer wore to Usher’s Las Vegas residence recently. In response, he tweeted his disapproval a viral video by Usher serenading Palmer, who wore a sleek black bodysuit under a sheer, patterned dress at the singer’s concert.
“It’s the outfit, but you’re a mom,” Jackson replied to the clip on twitter.
Suffice to say, the comment — which many interpreted as Jackson’s desperate attempt to exert control over the Emmy-winning actor and mother of their newborn child — didn’t sit well on social media.
“I never see men correcting other men when they are fathers, but always want to be in the women’s business.” @KOOKIIE_KRISP tweeted.
“The moment men start seeing women as mother figures, they forget that they have some duality beyond that and that they cannot be complex.” @smoldumblesbo tweeted . “Keke Palmer better dump his hateful ass.”
“Shaming your partner online for wearing an attractive outfit is a high level of insecurity.” tweeted @DanBoyWonder.
“Keke Palmer can do whatever she wants and she doesn’t do anything wrong.” tweeted @kevycalves. “I hope she kicks his insecure little ass out of her house.”
Jackson was quick to respond to the backlash by restating his unsolicited opinion on how a mother should dress. In February, he and Palmer gave birth to their first child, a son named Leodis Andrellton.
“We live in a generation where a family man doesn’t want his children’s wife and mother to show their butts to please others and is told how much he hates,” Jackson said said in a follow-up tweet.
“This is my family and my representation. I have standards and morals for what I believe in. I am letting my case rest.”
After his response drew even more attention, Jackson defended his twitter account by requiring access.
Palmer has not addressed the controversy. However, she has shared some stunning photos of herself modeling her concert look on Instagram.
“You look AWESOME,” commented musician HER Palmer’s Instagram post.
“Queen s-” repeated comedian Ziwe Fumudoh.
Usher – who made a memorable cameo in 2019’s ‘Hustlers’ with Palmer – commented: “The Big Boss!! Thanks for coming.”
The Times has reached out to Palmer’s officials for comment. See more tweets in support of the “Alice” actor below.