So now he wants to put Rosa Parks on blast! Outrageous! And Black Twitter is not letting him off so easy either!
The ‘Wu-Tang: An American Saga’ actor is now facing some serious backlash!
Shameik Moore, best known for roles in the Wu-Tang: An American Saga, Into the Spider-Verse, Dope, and The Get Down, got put on blast after his Twitter rant about police brutality, racism, and Rosa Parks.
On Thursday (May 28), Moore posted serveral tweets in response to George Floyd murder, and protests that’s going on after. Moore suggests that racism wasn’t a factor in Floyd’s murder and questions how Black people can “avoid” being killed by police.
If there were such a thing….
However it didn’t take long for Moore to suddenly find himself in a world wind of defending, explaining and trying clarifying where he was coming from:
“We have to work on our community before blaming everything on ‘racist’ and police. 1… there is STILL black on black violence that needs to be addressed… and 2.. if we KNOW that the wrong white person could change our whole life with a false accusation..WHY DO WE GIVE THEM THE ENERGY THEY WANT?“
“Give them an inch they WILL take a mile….. We literally know this already. At what point do we look at ourselves and make adjustments? Look… all I’m saying is.. in the MOMENT.. when we are experiencing racism.. can We the black community find ways to avoid being killed? Or hunted.”
Moore also knows that “no one asked” for his views.
“But it’s 2020 not 1945… meaning I’m more focused on black FUTURES than black history,” he wrote. “I personally refuse to feel like a victim.. I refuse to have a slave mentality. I don’t not fear for my life because I know how to carry myself in tuff situations.”
His Twitter rant included a clip of a police officer shoving a young black man. And here is what he had to say:
“See I have a very strong opinion that the black community hates to hear.. but needs to hear,” Moore captioned the video. “We need to learn how to deal with police… and or racism… because THIS is the part of the scenario we have failed to fix.”
He notes that he is in fact “pro LIFE” and “obviously black so don’t mis understand what I’m saying. Black lives shouldn’t be taken so heartlessly.”
“I just feel the solution is not to continue to handle the situation the way we’ve been handling it… there are no results… that is LITERALLY the definition of insanity. Look… all I’m saying is.. in the MOMENT.. when we are experiencing racism.. can We the black community find ways to avoid being killed? Or hunted.”
In more tweets and several video posts, Moore tried to stop backlash by further explaining his view with claims he “probably dealt with more police situations than most black people that comment on what’s going on.”
Feeling that his comments and views were taken out of context, Moore went on Instagram Live to try to clean things up but it didn’t help his defense at all. His Live showed a viral clip of him maybe suggesting that Parks had the choice to ride in a black-owned taxi instead of taking the bus on that historic day back in 1955.
So in other words, we are to blame for the continued mistreatment right?!
What’s your 2 cents?!