Much like we reported here, ‘Star Wars’ star John Boyega is among celebrities who are expressing outrage over the videotaped death of an unarmed Black man (George Floyd) by Minneapolis police.
However, his comments have incited fury among the law officers’ supporters.
Taking to social media recently, the 28-year-old tweeted he “f*cking hates racists” – a stance he was not willing to debate.
“This just burns,” he later tweeted alongside a photo of Floyd. “Seems to be a never ending cycle. The murderers need to be charged severely. Even in the face of death this man was given zero empathy.”
His comments lit up Twitter and Instagram, leading him to upload a video dragging defenders of the Minneapolis policemen who committed the crime.
See what we mean inside:
Earlier on Twitter, Boyega said:
Igniting a conversation that swelled to well over 100,000 tweets, some began counter-arguing his stance (even suggesting the term ‘hate’ was too strong). His rebuttal?
Those who argued his language was inappropriate for his followers who were children were responded to with:
Others argued he should be cognizant of his standing with Disney and not weigh in on sociopolitical matters that could jeopardize said relationship.
As more and more began to question if Boyega was racist toward White people, he weighed in: