Laila Ali Suffers Backlash After Saying She Doesn’t OPENLY Support ‘Black Lives Matter’

Published: Thursday 29th Sep 2016 by Rashad
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Her father, Muhammad Ali, may have been celebrated for his tireless activism efforts against racial inequality, but Laila Ali prefers to take the silent approach – or at least that’s what was implied during her recent sit down with ‘Huffington Post’ Live.

On the promotional train to increase awareness about her forthcoming stint on the Arnold Schwarzenegger-hosted ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ (January 2017), the boxing champ was hit with questions about footballer Colin Kaepernick and her thoughts on the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement.

“Yes, black lives matter. Yes, white lives matter, asian lives matter. All lives matter,” she said. “And that’s kind of what my focus is. But it’s hard because, you know, you’ve got sponsors and you’ve got this and you’ve got that. And you don’t want to step on anybody’s toes. And you’re trying to be politically correct, but at the same time trying to uplift your people.” – Ali, 2016

The response above set off a chain reaction of criticism.  See some of it below:


“I would think about what can I do as a family to take responsibility for our actions,” she said. “So, I think as black people, we have to do the things that we can do to make a change within our own community within ourselves first and then let the trickle effect happen.” – Laila Ali, 2016

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  1. Applause September 29, 2016

    Stop trying to force people to think like you. I support all lives.

    • Danzou September 29, 2016

      If u supported all lives you wouldn’t be going against black lives. Get it? DO YOU F****** GET IT?

    • Truth(yaaasss honey) September 29, 2016

      Cracka stfu! Thissss aunt jamima biitchh is a disgrace!!

      • Danzou September 29, 2016

        Ooh good one how long did it take to think of that one? Are you mad because nature is using natural selection to remove your race from existence because your DNA is defective? Hahahahahhaaaaaahahahh

      • Darryl johnson September 29, 2016

        Hold on! The Sister is simply keeping her items on the fire. You should be mad at the media for putting her in that position. She doesn’t deserve your name calling. Her father just past and no she should not assume the role of a champion although sh is and why do I have to tell you this? She speaks on issues and she thinks on issues so give her a break and all you get mad at me instead of her.

    • Fancy BISH September 29, 2016

      Openly supporting #BlackLivesMatter and activism IS being politically correct…there’s no such thing as stepping on people’s toes when there is a CRISIS! Stepping on people’s toes won’t kill them for not knowing proper police procedure…shooting them will! Laila comes from greatness…I KNOW she is smart and fully capable of making sound choices…it’s not on her shoulders to change police! But now, she’s started a PR disaster when I KNOW she believes that #BlackLivesStillMatter…don’t we matter? SAN DIEGO is the new killing…which part of the country are we going next week, or tomorrow? It’s heartbreaking…OF COURSE I STILL support Laila, Fanny, and WHOEVER else, cause #BlackLivesMatter! And much love to her family! And much love to someone traveling down the highway or road about to be stopped, checked and killed…we’ll hear about you soon…and being young, gifted and black is STILL a beautiful thing to some of us! #BlackLivesMatter

      • Danzou September 29, 2016

        I love you fancy

      • Fancy BISH September 29, 2016

        I love you too boo boo lol

  2. SMH September 29, 2016

    Sigh. Yet another Uncle Tom celebrity scared to stand up for what’s right because they’re afraid to lose their career. Her father must be rolling in his grave; he was never afraid to stand up for what’s right.

    • OMG Logic!!! September 29, 2016

      Learn who Uncle Tom was before trying to use it as an insult. It makes you look like an uneducated fool.

      • King z September 29, 2016

        No it makes YOU look uneducated. Uncle Tom the character was not the culprit for the connotations associated with his name, but the derivative works that came from that book are

        Uncle Tom
        Syndrome is an actual classified psychological syndrome characterized by people who are extremely subservient or pity their own race and blame it for their pitfalls in life

      • Trose September 29, 2016

        Come on vocabulary!! @king z

      • Danzou September 29, 2016

        @king I LOVE seeing white people get proved stupid!

      • Hi Hater! September 29, 2016

        Danzou Didn’t you say that black people have natural BLOND hair… dumb c***.

      • Danzou September 29, 2016

        Lol yeah…they do. Have you ever heard of albinism? Now getyour pasty dumb ass out of my comments and read a book. I can’t stand white people/non black poc who think that you have such a point when you only sound worse with every response. Your fragile little nature has been bothered now u feel the need to drag someone but the gag is you’re not educated enough to compete with my intellect as far as my own culture and people go. So run along you gay becky.

    • Hi Hater! September 29, 2016

      Danzou You are the biggest p**** on here who only gets brave behind a keyboard give me your Facebook name and link if your that much of a strong black woman. You are so bitter because some white boy turned you down for been to ugly.

      • Danzou September 29, 2016

        Lol why do you wanna see me soooo bad? I don’t have a Facebook cuz it’s tired. You have tried your HARDEST to bother me and it just doesn’t work babe I’m sorry. Your an idiot. I know this. You have proven it time and time again. Therefore I have lost respect for you as a soul that exists in this time and space we call life. An idiotic blogger could never get my personal information to confirm whatever suspicions you have. If you had given receipts and put up an actual fight while challenging my opinions then I’d at least respect your perspective but I don’t. I hate you. I hate you and the rest of the becky accounts that stab at my race when they’re offended rather than actually googling or linking information to go against what I say. Goodbye becky.

      • Danzou September 29, 2016

        Ooh and by the way you can stop that whole “a white person turned you down” crap. I’m not the least bit interested in white people romantically because the majority think like you or they flat out at unaware of what’s going on and don’t have solid educated opinions on what I care about. So yeah stop. White people can be attractive like anyone else can but the state of mind that most white people are in plus the history behind yall culture is distasteful to me. Lol as if.

    • Hi Hater! September 29, 2016

      Danzou boo boo you won’t share your social media because you have a lot to hide and as far you you saying bad things about white people I want to show you what the Quran says about you. And this is Straight from the Quran and early Islamic sources.
      Narrated Anas bin Malik: Allah’s Apostle said, “You should listen to and obey, your ruler even if he was an Ethiopian (black) slave whose head looks like a raisin.”
      Sahih Bukhari 9:89:256

      Qur’an 39:60
      And on the day of resurrection you shall see those who lied against Allah; their faces shall be blackened. Is there not in hell an abode for the proud?

      Ishaq:243 “I heard the Apostle say: ‘Whoever wants to see Satan should look at Nabtal!’ He was a black man with long flowing hair, inflamed eyes, and dark ruddy cheeks…. Allah sent down concerning him: ‘To those who annoy the Prophet there is a painful doom.” [9:61] “Gabriel came to Muhammad and said, ‘If a black man comes to you his heart is more gross than a donkey’s.’”

      Al-Tirmidhi Hadith – 38
      Narrated AbudDarda’
      Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said: Allah created Adam when He had to create him and He struck his right shoulder and there emitted from it white offspring as if they were white ants. He struck his left shoulder and there emitted from it the black offspring as if they were charcoal. He then said (to those who had been emitted) from the right (shoulder): For Paradise and I do not mind. Then He said to those (who had been emitted) from his left shoulder: They are for Hell and I do not mind.

  3. OMG Logic!!! September 29, 2016

    Oh my god. She has an opinion that differs from them. It’s almost like she’s her own person and can make up her own mind. BLM will only continue to drive people away with their aggression. Let people join your movement of their own free will not because you guilt them into it.

    • AndWhat September 29, 2016

      You know how you just said she has an opinion? Thats what people have too. Theyre just shocked that she is a Product of The Great Ali, whose views I’m sure you know. Being surprised and expressing that surprise, and or disdain doesnt mean anybody is forcing her into BLM.

      • Danzou September 29, 2016

        Don’t try explaining anything to this person. They only listen to the other white accounts that validate their ignorance.

  4. September 29, 2016

    sigh.

  5. AndWhat September 29, 2016

    I wish these celebrities that c*** for the dollar would overcompensate with exhorbitant donations to charities.

    • AndWhat September 29, 2016

      The word C-O-O-N is flagged? Oh.

  6. pat September 29, 2016

    sigh

  7. Paulo September 29, 2016

    wow. the second quote is even more problematic IMO… it’s like a watered down version of “minorities kill minorities” and stupid stuff like that. it blows my mind why’d a black person would actually stand for this kind of blame-the-oppressed crap.

  8. ???????Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??????? September 29, 2016

    At least she kept it real about these celebrities not wanting to mess up their money with these endorsements and sponsors. I commend her for that, and that ALONE! We all know how her father would OPENLY support and claim BLM with the quickness, so may GE rest in peace and God bless the deceased.

  9. ???????Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??????? September 29, 2016

    At least she kept it real about these celebrities not wanting to mess up their money with these endorsements and sponsors. I commend her for that, and that ALONE! We all know how her father would OPENLY support and claim B.L.M. with the quickness, so may he rest in peace and God bless the deceased.

  10. ???????Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??????? September 29, 2016

    At least she kept it real about these celebrities not wanting to mess up their money with these endorsements and sponsors. I commend her for that, and that ALONE! We all know how her father would OPENLY support and claim B.L.M. with the quickness, so may he rest in peace.

  11. ???????Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??????? September 29, 2016

    At least she kept it real about these celebrities not wanting to mess up their money with these endorsements and sponsors. I commend her for that, and that ALONE! We all know how her father would OPENLY support and claim #B.L.M. with the quickness, so they differ on that aspect.

  12. ???????Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??????? September 29, 2016

    At least she kept it real about these celebrities not wanting to mess up their money with these endorsements and sponsors. I commend her for that, and that ALONE! We all know how her father would OPENLY support and claim the cause with the quickness, so they differ in that aspect.

  13. ???????Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??????? September 29, 2016

    At least she kept it real about these celebrities not wanting to mess up their money with these endorsements and sponsors. I commend her for that, and that ALONE!

  14. Danzou September 29, 2016

    She’s not being a c***. What she said was that she can’t jeopardize her coint which I understand even though it further proves BLM has a reason for existing. Yall don’t find it funny that people are literally scared to ruin their brand because of standing up for what’s right.

  15. Danzou September 29, 2016

    Look at all the stupid white people and/or non black poc voting everyone down.

  16. Biting Truth September 29, 2016

    I agree……….with her. It’s hilarious how people expect every celebrity – whatever their race – to chant or hashtag that obnoxious phrase from that even more obnoxious group, and then get all bent out of shape and act like whiny little kids when some decline to fall in. I hope Laila stands her group and lets the Twitter SJW whine. BLM, and the wayward clowns they attract, thinks they have the authority to browbeat and terrorize people into submission and it’s about time that they get checked.

    • Biting Truth September 29, 2016

      * stands her ground

    • Qaz September 29, 2016

      IKR. It’s getting to the point now where people are asking random celebs why they HAVENT hashtagged it on Twitter. Like um who are YOU to ask why I haven’t hashtagged or endorsed something? No one owes that ornery cult compliance. If you play that “you’re either with us or against us” game w/me, then guess what? I’m AGAINST you. Bye!

  17. The kpop guy, Matt ~ September 29, 2016

    She is a Queen. Yaaas, power to all.

  18. Applause September 29, 2016

    All lives matter

  19. Rancor September 29, 2016

    F*** BLM. They should be arrested.

    • Danzou September 29, 2016

      They are being arrested. And murdered. Without justice. THAT’S THE POINT YOU IDIOT.

      • Daimler September 29, 2016

        A black protester was shot and killed by another protester in the Charlotte riot. Where are BLM at in response to that? :::crickets::: Fvckn hypocrites. They only protest when it’s convenient enough for their narrative.

  20. #JACKIE September 29, 2016

    BLM nazis are the worst!!! You can support the cause without supporting that rabid ass movement. All they do is sit on social media and bully people.

    • Danzou September 29, 2016

      I’m starting to think you’re white…

      • The kpop guy, Matt ~ September 29, 2016

        I’m starting to think you’re intersex

      • Danzou September 29, 2016

        If I was what would that have to do with what’s going on? What makes you think that intersex people are to be mocked and used for joke at my expense? Lol you make yourself look worse and worse with Endy response and I think it’s truly a tragedy. Lol I f****** hate you.

      • The kpop guy, Matt ~ September 29, 2016

        Your body can’t manage having both huge amounts of estrogen and testosterone in it, making you go crazy. I wasn’t trying to make a joke. I was trying to see why you are the way you are. X

      • Danzou September 29, 2016

        And yet you make another stupid comment.

    • Danzou September 29, 2016

      Anyways jackie baby stop perpetuating these white folk. You’re gay soooo how would you like if people were dismissing the people who have fought to legalize gay marriage equality as bullies? Pick a side.

  21. Nowqd Reddibut it ash trjoan ivy blobukz Need UK timely Ukuno eremixi September 30, 2016

    Dang people are going in Ham at her

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