03/28/2014 05:34 pm ET Updated Mar 28, 2014

Joe Budden, Hip Hop Artist, Posts Anti-Sikh Photo On Instagram, Twitter Reacts

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Joe Budden, an American rapper and member of the hip hop group Slaughterhouse, is receiving some social media attention, and it's not because of his music.

On Friday, Twitter user Fateh Singh (@FatedDOE) posted a photo he came across on Budden's Instagram account depicting a man wearing a turban and standing in an airport security line. Budden's accompanying caption read, "Not on my watch Homeboy!"

Many Twitter users joined in the dialogue, expressing their anger over Budden's photo.

One user addressed Budden directly, challenging him to take a serious look at his actions.

Budden and Dhanoa subsequently entered into a Twitter discussion.

Budden's response may fall short of what Reddit user "european_douchebag" did after posting a mocking photo of Ohio State student and observant Sikh Balpreet Kaur. The Redditor offered an apology, saying, "Making fun of people is funny to some but incredibly degrading to the people you're making fun of. It was an incredibly rude, judgmental, and ignorant thing to post."

Budden did, however, remove the post from his Instagram account, though the rapper's publicist did not respond to HuffPost's request for comment.

The photo may be gone, but it appears the damage has been done.



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