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.
I really fucking hate racists.
— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) May 27, 2020
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.
John Boyega : I hate racists
Every single person in his replies for no damn reason : pic.twitter.com/Mu3C5XMZ2R
— trash panda (@rottennjelly) May 27, 2020
John Boyega is currently trending because he said he hates racism and the racists in the replies are mad about it pic.twitter.com/e1BjKMaCEn
— Michelle🍃 (@fadedowntoblack) May 27, 2020
John Boyega tweeted that he hates racists and a whole bunch of Nigerians ran there with their single digit IQs to drop their embarrassing 2cents. 🤦🏽♂️
— Ferdy…. 🐅 (@_The_Immortal) May 27, 2020
john boyega took his family to the star wars premiere in FULL trad & he’s always talkin his shit and you think he’s the one you can talk to anyhow? that man knows who he is
— j hus’ dimples (@N_FROMTHE9) May 27, 2020
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.
One of the reasons why racism still exists is because white people are not willing to acknowledge the fact that it does whenever they see something that is considered racism or is they'll deny it and say it's not racism they can't except the Truth
— Appolonia Council (@AppoloniaCounc1) May 27, 2020
I don’t know who needs to hear this, but Black people (and other groups) cannot be racist. Prejudice and discriminatory? Sure. But racism deals exclusively with white supremacy and privilege. “…a race that feels they are better than another.”
— Courtney Cummings (@ccthewriter1) May 27, 2020
If you’re unbothered or mildly bothered by the 1st knee, but outraged by the 2nd, then, in my father’s words, you’re “more devoted to order than to justice.” And more passionate about an anthem that supposedly symbolizes freedom than you are about a Black man’s freedom to live. pic.twitter.com/kxpVOEeTNR
— Be A King (@BerniceKing) May 26, 2020
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.
John Boyega on Instagram live and dragging the hell out of white racists. this is what I live for! pic.twitter.com/nQytbhnzM7
— c (@chuuzus) May 27, 2020
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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