Jamie Foxx has slammed actor Tyrese Gibson after the Fast & Furious actors bizarre social media posts about reverse racism.
What We Know:
- Gibson had been posting photos to his social media to teach his followers about ‘white slaves’ and black slave owners in South Africa.
- Gibson started on his downward slope when he advised his Instagram followers to go to YouTube to learn more about reverse racism that was going on in South Africa right now.
- Celebrities, followers, and well-known South African natives rushed to call out Tyrese on Twitter for his ignorance.
@Tyrese How could you even conceive the idea that black South South Africans are doing what slave masters did to Africans?
What was your motive especially at the time of such heightened racial tensions?
Did you do this for #AllLivesMatter against #BlackLivesMatter?
What is this? pic.twitter.com/O4egUxiKpq
— Tabudi (@Tabudim) June 18, 2020
- One showed a group of white men in chains with a Black slave-owner carrying a gun; one showed a white servant breastfeeding a Black baby for a wealthy Black woman; one showed a white girl choosing from rows of black dolls in a store; and one showed a group Asian women getting pedicures from white workers.
Everyone must report Tyrese's Insta post about South Africa and have his account taken down net vir daai rubbish.
— Dineo Langa (@therealdineo) June 17, 2020
Which South Africa is this? #Tyrese pic.twitter.com/sAdRyUGppJ
— Man’s NOT Barry Roux (@AdvoBarryRoux) June 18, 2020
- Instead of apologizing, Tyrese doubled down and posted something even more inflammatory: a video entitled What The Left Won’t Tell You About The Plight of Black People And The Myth Of Systemic Racism, created by a conservative group called Media Research Centre – this time catching the attention of Foxx.
- Within the controversial video, several interviews with black celebrities are edited to portray racism denial.
- Before Gibson deleted the video, Foxx left several comments on the post, writing “WTF is this post for??” and “I’m confused.”
Foxx’s demands for answers were not met, as Tyrese swiftly deleted the video following the backlash and posted a rambling half hour-long video. “Dear South Africa This is my response to what has now become controversial – Love and light always! [ shout to team short attention span] Ha!” he captioned the video, which now has also been removed from his page.