Nigerian-born Hollywood actor, John Boyega has made it clear that he hates racists as he spoke out against white on black racism that has ruined the world.
The Star Wars actor made the declaration on Wednesday morning, after paying tribute to George Floyd, the black man who was killed while being arrested by a white police officer in Minnesota.
“This just burns,” he 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.”
This just burns. 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. #RIPGeorgeFloyd #BlackLivesMatter #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd
Few minutes later, he followed this with a second tweet, saying: “I really f**k**g hate racists.”
I really fucking hate racists.1.32M8:39 AM – May 27, 2020
As soon as the actor tweeted that, plenty of his fans gave him backing, while others began flooding his replies with counter-arguments.
A Nigerian man said he recently split from his girlfriend who said ‘she hates whites,’ pointing out that racism is everywhere.
John fired back: ‘I am talking about WHITE on BLACK racism. The kind that has ruined the world not caused a lil break up with your girlfriend.’
When one Twitter user took offence and told him: ‘we can’t conquer hatred with hatred. We rather say we hate their attitude.’
John shot back: I said what I said. Speak for yourself at all times x
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