Model and TV host Heidi Klum has fallen foul of public favor and it centers on an ill-conceived tweet.
The world at large is in heated debate about racism following the death of George Floyd – an unarmed Black man who lost his life after a Minnesota police offer knelt on his neck for seven minutes.
A growing list of names have spoken up and out, aligning with the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
And yet Klum, who was notably married to singer Seal for seven years and shares three children with him, took a different approach.
See what we mean below…
Tweeted and now deleted, she posted an image of her hands with that of her family and added the caption “United in diversity #AllLivesMatter.”
Black people are being murdered and Heidi Klum thinks that the best response is to say “all lives matter” instead of condolences, instead of actively doing better to divest from all the goddamn whiteness that got her mediocre mayo ass to where she is.
— Femmefeministe (@Femmefeministe) May 30, 2020
A lot could (and should) be said, but we’ll just say that we hope this is a teachable moment for her. Because it’s all kinds of concerning that a mother of children who visibly look like the George Floyd‘s, Trayvon Martin‘s, and Michael Brown Jr’s, hasn’t herself grasped the nuance, necessity, and specificity of BLACK LIVES MATTER. Again, we could say more, but will leave it at that.
More than anything, do better.