John Boyega: When did it become a crime to hate racism?

John Boyega

One thing that is very common with celebrities when they say something is that there will always be those that will take what they are saying, or have said, out of context, and many of them have gotten used to that fact. On Twitter, British-Nigerian actor, John Boyega was one of the victims of this very common issue celebrities face following a tweet he dished out against racism.

The actor had not only expressed his hatred for racists but also emphatically expressed just how much he hates what they stand for, however, the actor has since then been schooled by many Twitter users who are calling him out for what he had said.

Following the tweet: ‘I really f**cking hate racists’ some Twitter users have reminded the actor that hate is a strong word and should not be used anyhow, especially when targeted towards another human being. Boyega has, however, insisted that he has said what he said and refused to be apologetic about it.

His statement is coming hours after the death of George Floyd, the African-American man that was assaulted to death in Minneapolis.

One of the concerns that a number of persons have raised with his statement is the extremity that the statement reeks of. According to some Twitter users who replied to his tweet, a statement like that can incite an uproar among the black community and the white folks. The actor, however, reminded those with this opinion that there is already existing, an uproar among the two communities as he stood by what he had earlier said. To these set of people, his tweets can be considered racist and should be flagged.

An issue as racism goes just beyond black and white people, but in this case, some other races also called out the actor and the black community for always ‘being extra’ when it comes to matters that concern their community regarding racism.

While the actor has been supported by the black community for his statement, a few other people are still against him as they are expressing that a statement as such incites violence.

John Boyega is however not backing down on his words as he took to Instagram Live to talk more on the subject even as he loudly expressed that his hatred for the racist (not the white community), will always be a thing no one can change, except they change themselves and America begins to do and be better.

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