Rapper Vincent Pois, aka TheVivi, was dismissed after Internet users unearthed messages posted in 2017 on Twitter. “I apologize to all the people I could offend with these shameful messages,” said the young man.
A candidate for the telecrochet show The Voice, Vincent Pois, was excluded from the program after Internet users unearthed tweets deemed racist or homophobic. On the set of The Voice on the evening of February 20, the young 21-year-old amateur rapper convinced the jury with his cover of the song Social suicide Orelsan, but the production of the show let it be known on February 22 that its participation would end there.
On Twitter, users had recently traced past posts of the young man, known by the nickname @Vincent_TheVivi. Uncovering jokes deemed racist and remarks assimilated to homophobia tweeted in 2017 by Vincent Pois, Internet users then questioned his participation in the show.
Tweets opposed to the “values of inclusion” of The Voice, according to the production company
In a press release, the production company ITV Studios France denounced remarks “contrary to the values of inclusion and tolerance advocated by The Voice, as evidenced by the diversity of talents”.
“We were shocked by these tweets opposing the values of inclusion and tolerance expressed by #TheVoice” : the rapper #TheVivi dismissed by the production of the tele-hook after the revelation of racist and homophobic tweets. pic.twitter.com/MHQKYd3cOf
– Claire Underwood (@ParisPasRose) February 22, 2021
“I see old tweets that stand out, that I wrote when I was 17,” the young man admitted on February 21 on his Instagram account. “I didn’t mean a word of what I wrote. I apologize to all the people I could offend with these shameful messages, ”he said.
The episode recalls a similar controversy in 2018 with Mennel, candidate of The Voice. A few days after an appearance in season 7 of the show, the candidate’s old Facebook posts are emerging. After the attacks in Nice and Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, she had notably accused the government of being “the real terrorists”. Internet users had also criticized the singer for having shared publications by Islamologist Tariq Ramadan or Dieudonné on Facebook. Despite a public apology, the singer had finally announced that she was leaving the TF1 telecrochet.