Candace Owens is being dragged on Twitter for stating her opinions on the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer.
What We Know:
- Four cops were fired from the police force on Tuesday, a day after Floyd, who is black, died from asphyxiation when a white cop kneeled on his neck for nearly 8 minutes (brain death occurs in 4 minutes).
- Owens, who is African American and known for her pro-Trump views and criticism of the Black Lives Matter movement, angered black Twitter when she suggested Black people act like a “trained chimpanzee” every time a Black person is murdered by a non-black person.
- In the YouTube livestream, Owens compared Black people to the Scottish people who have passed the English people in engineering, and in the sciences, “because they challenged themselves to be better, and not to be worse”.
“If to be black, you can’t speak in proper English, or you’re ‘acting white’, right? To be black you instantly have to jump up like a f***ing trained chimpanzee – excuse my language – like a trained chimpanzee every single time the media runs a story, and act angry, and riot, and talk about how pained you were to see this happen to black people, but keep your mouth shut, right, when it happens black-on-black crime, you’re a race traitor, right?”
.@RealCandaceO Us 40 million “trained Chimpanzees” know this: You are not well. Your self loathing is painful & your comeuppance will be swift & likely from a white person you trust. When Karma arrives it will call you black & leave you hot cheeked with tears & shame. #SeekJesus https://t.co/rQ5ey1Is8V
— Malcolm Nance (@MalcolmNance) May 27, 2020
imagine calling anyone a trained chimpanzee when the whole reason you're famous is that white supremacists use you as a tool to do their bidding https://t.co/ARpHkhJ90g
— manny (@mannyfidel) May 27, 2020
Candace Owens wonders why stories of black-on-black crime don’t get as much as much attention. The simple answer is racism is not usually a motive in those cases. If your reaction to a tragedy is to point out that another tragedy is not getting more attention, you are the one with the problem.