Huffington Post writer Taryn Finley says black celebrities who criticize rioting, looting, arson, and black-on-black murder “should shut up”

By Daniel Alman (aka Dan from Squirrel Hill)

June 15, 2020

Taryn Finley is a writer for the Huffington Post. She just said that black celebrities who criticize rioting, looting, arson, and black-on-black murder “should shut up.”

Here’s an excerpt from her new column: (the bolding is mine)

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/celebrities-black-lives-matter-responses_n_5ee2afb6c5b6c95050ea8d5f

Yes, Silence Can Be Violence — But These Celebs Should Shut Up

Too many Black stars have made comments condemning the movement for Black lives. It may be time to leave some of your faves behind.

By Taryn Finley

Since the string of police killings that took the lives of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and others sparked nationwide protests, celebrities and influencers have said some really wild shit. Their comments range from predictably embarrassing to shockingly ridiculous. Of course, non-Black celebs are saying dumb things on their platforms, too. (See: This incredibly empty gesture featuring white actors including Kristen Bell, Sarah Paulson and Aaron Paul really leaning into their white guilt.) But it’s especially hurtful hearing Black stars say these things during such a critical time. 

A lot of celebrities have also been quicker to defend destroyed property than they have been to stand up for Black lives. Trina called Black Lives Matter protesters in Miami “animals” and called on the city to keep them off the streets. She also said that protesters need to be worried about Black-on-Black crime. Desi Banks posted a meme calling protesters engaging in civil unrest criminals. Virgil Abloh slammed the “kids that ransacked” his store in the protests and then donated a measly $50 toward a bail fund. Abloh’s net worth is $4 million. (After an online backlash, Abloh apologized for giving the impression that was the sum of his contributions and said that he had actually given $20,500 to bail funds.) People on social media also called out Lori Harvey for showing compassion over her friends’ stores that were affected by the unrest in Atlanta but initially stayed silent about Black Lives Matter. And Shekinah cried over a Gucci store that was looted. 

If you don’t have anything productive to say, keep your comments to yourself

Apparently, Finley is in favor of rioting, looting, and arson, and she does not care about the 93% of black murder victims who are killed by other blacks.

And for certain, Finley thinks that anyone who is against these crimes “should shut up.”

Well, I happen to believe in free speech for everyone. And that even includes idiots such as Taryn Finley. I think her comments are ridiculous. But I would never tell her to “shut up,” because then I wouldn’t get to see how dumb she is.

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June 15, 2020. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Black lives matter, Racism, Rioting looting and arson, Social justice warriors, Violent crime.

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