‘Canceled express’ has picked up a new passenger: ‘Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse’ voice actor Shameik Moore.
The 25-year-old took to Twitter Thursday (May 28) to suggest Black peoples’ negative (and sometimes fatal) interactions with police forces across the United States could be avoided if they “learn how to deal with police and racism.”
Going on to cite “Black on Black crime” as a topic the African American community should prioritize over police brutality, Moore’s multi-tweet rant even saw him say he doesn’t ‘fear for his life because he knows how to handle himself in tough situations.’
Needless to say, his commentary – especially in the midst of a national social crisis stemming from the filmed death of unarmed Minnesota Black George Floyd – incited fury.
Read some of the fiery responses:
After he said the above, Twitter erupted.
The dragging was so fierce, Moore took to Twitter to defend himself in a series of videos.
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— Shameik Moore (@shameikmoore) May 28, 2020
Yes, this is the same man who said Rosa Parks should’ve just taken a taxi instead of getting on the bus.
Shameik Moore said with a straight face that Rosa Parks could’ve took a taxi. Aliens, please come get us NOW! pic.twitter.com/DPlKZSl3hk
— James Fauntleroy Stan Account (@yoyotrav) May 28, 2020