Pink Fires Back At Critics Of Her George Floyd Protest And Black Lives Matter Posts
Written by Huffingtonpost on June 1, 2020
Pink is pushing again on some hateful Instagram commenters who responded to her posts about Black Lives Matter and the continued protests prompted by police brutality in opposition to Black individuals.
The singer, who has been vocal on the social media platform by sharing varied movies and pictures in an effort to talk out in opposition to racism, shared a submit from Billie Eilish this weekend.
The 18-year-old had posted an extended observe on her Instagram web page, telling followers she was “gonna lose my fucking thoughts” if one other white particular person instructed her “all lives matter,” a slogan usually used to invalidate the particular injustices inflicted upon Black communities.
“Will you shut the fuck up?” Eilish wrote. “Nobody is saying your life doesn’t matter. Nobody is saying your life just isn’t laborious. Nobody is saying actually something in any respect about you … All you MFs do is discover a option to make the whole lot about your self. This isn’t about you. You aren’t in want. You aren’t in peril.”
After Pink reshared a part of the observe, her feedback have been flooded with each messages of help and criticisms. In response to most of the hateful feedback, Pink pushed again with some significant retorts.
“You’re the epitome of white privilege and the saddest half is that you just don’t even hear your self and doubtless by no means will,” she wrote to 1 one that argued that by saying Black Lives Matter, the mother of two was really saying “different races don’t matter as a lot.”
On different feedback, Pink replied with briefer ideas:
In a special submit, Pink shared a submit from Octavia Spencer’s Instagram web page about cops in Santa Cruz, California, who took a knee alongside protesters.
When a commenter wrote that “we will’t tarnish each officer with the identical brush,” Pink defined that she is aware of “many” cops who’re “fantastic,” however that you just “can battle what’s fallacious with out ignoring what is correct.”
“Discover one quote the place I stated all cops are unhealthy,” Pink stated.
Pink tweeted Monday in response to individuals commenting on her posts and stated racists have her “blessing” to unfollow her.
Many celebrities have come out in opposition to police brutality and in help of the protests taking place across the globe.
Beyoncé, Rihanna, Selena Gomez, Girl Gaga, Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande are amongst these have used their huge platforms within the final week to talk out in opposition to racism, help Black Lives Matter and handle white privilege.
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