Kaya Jones, a former member of the Pussycat Dolls, is no stranger to sharing her opinion on social media. However, one of her most recent tweets drew a bit of backlash after she wrote that detained immigrant children looked like members of the violent gang MS-13.
The photo was initially taken by attorney Michael Avenatti at the McAllen, Texas, airport. The seven boys were being transported away from their parents.
Jones stated that “babies don’t have facial hair,” even though none of the boys in the photo she posted have facial hair. Many on Twitter found her remarks to be deeply rooted in racist ideology.
Members of MS-13, which originated in Los Angeles, are often characterized by their numerous body and face tattoos.
The Canadian-American singer also tweeted that the boys in the photo were perhaps attempting to hide their tattoos with their sweatshirts.