Almost seventh months have passed since Louisville, KY healthcare worker Breonna Taylor was killed by police in a raid-gone-wrong.
And the international outcry remains sky-high this week, following news that none of the officers have been charged with murder or manslaughter in relation to her death.
One person who isn’t part of the furious mass is basketball legend Charles Barkley.
For, during TNT’s pregame coverage of the Western Conference Finals, he offered words that have rustled the feathers of many.
See what we mean below…
“I don’t think this one was like George Floyd or Ahmaud Arbery and things like that.
I feel sad that this young lady lost her life. But I am worried to lump all these situations in together.
We do have to take into account that her boyfriend shot at the cops and shot a cop.”
Charles Barkley says you can’t put the Breonna Taylor case in the same situation as George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery because her boyfriend shot at the police pic.twitter.com/8dMjVMZp39
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) September 25, 2020
With socials tensions at fever-pitch, many have taken to social media to slam Barkley
People out here expecting more from #CharlesBarkley man is a good ole southern boy. He is cut from the cloth of “if black people just acted better (insert horrible incident) wouldn’t happen to them”
— Political Loaf (@ShaunDrJames) September 26, 2020
@TNTSirCharles bro you owe the Breona Taylor family an apology…. The context of your remarks were very hurtful and insensitive…. I dont think you intended for it to be taken out of context as it was
— Pastor R. Stacey Jenkins (@PastorRSJenkins) September 26, 2020
@TNTSirCharles Charles Barkley is not a Black man, Blacks do not accept him and his slave master attitude. When Barkley looks at Blacks who are in communities being murdered and facing systemic racism he forgets what his mom and grandmother had to endure in Al for hm. to be@TNT
— Jonathan Green (@jcgreen59) September 26, 2020
Never surprised at what comes out of @TNTSirCharles mouth! He is trash and has never loved a black woman since he came out of one. @RealCandaceO do us a favor and hold your breath for 5 minutes emmmkay
— Durga Muhammad (@MsDurga) September 26, 2020