So far, every month in 2020 has given us its version of an uppercut to the jugular. We’ve lost Kobe and Gigi, a global pandemic broke out, we’ve had to stay isolated, murder hornets came back (then left?) and for May’s champion – repeated vile and racist attacks against black people in the US. John Boyega is 100% against these attacks and he’s letting everyone and their racist grandma, know so.
Three deaths too many — the month of May saw the killing (amongst many not brought to mass awareness) of Breonna Taylor, Ahmad Aubery and George Floyd, whose tragic, inhumane and downright unforgivable murder was captured on tape.
The Star Wars actor, fed up with the incessant killings of blacks in the hands of racist white people, let his feelings be known in a tweet that has now been liked by over a million people.
Now you would think no possible argument could be made against an obviously black man, calling out the repeated murder and ill-treatment of black people in the hands of racist whites, but it’s a weird world and we’re stuck living in it, pandemic and all.
Thankfully, the black man blood John Boyega is chock full of, refused to be deterred by the many people who insisted that he qualify his statement for who the hell knows what reasons. In a delightful tirade that pleased the petty queen within me, Boyega took his time to respond to trolls who thought anything other than the needless, mind-boggling murder of people based solely on the colour of their skin, should be the focus of everyone’s anger.
And for the people at the back who may have missed it on Twitter, John Boyega also took to Instagram, in a live session to let his feelings about racists, racist killings and needless hate be known.
What’s even better? His mom, just like the good people of Zikoko and any one with half a thinking brain, is absolutely proud of the super star actor for taking a bold and needed stand against disgusting colour-based violence.
And anyone who doesn’t like that? May the force neglect your sorry ass.