5
Oct
2016

Laila Ali Clarifies ‘All Lives Matter’ Comments, Reacts To Criticism She’s A Disgrace To Late Father Muhammad Ali

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Laila Ali Clarifies 'All Lives Matter' Comments, Reacts To Criticism She's A Disgrace To Late Father Muhammad Ali

Laila Ali is speaking out, addressing comments that she recently made about police brutality and her All Lives Matter comments. Last week, the retired boxing champ made headlines, when she was quoted as saying

By me not posting, it doesn’t mean that black lives don’t matter. To me, it’s obvious that black lives matter. And then… I’m like, what is posting going to do? What is speaking out going to do? “Yes, black lives matter. Yes, white lives matter, asian lives matter. All lives matter. And that’s kind of what my focus is.

Laila posted a Facebook video clarifying the situation. She explains,

The title [of the Huffington Post story] was very inaccurate and deceptive. I never once said that I wouldn’t post about the lives that are being killed in our country every day.

She says that she was asked a specific question about a specific athlete and explained that her page is a lifestyle page.

I said, ‘On my Facebook page, I don’t post pro-black content’, because I don’t want people to feel alienated.

Laila also clarifies the comments she said about losing sponsors stating,

You have to find balance, it’s not an easy thing. That’s just real talk. I wasn’t saying that you don’t say anything. That you don’t take a stand.

Laila Ali Clarifies 'All Lives Matter' Comments, Reacts To Criticism She's A Disgrace To Late Father Muhammad Ali

Laila Ali

She continued,

You have to be careful…If you say things, or step on people’s toes, you might get sued.

When she made the All Lives Matter comments during her interview she says,

I didn’t mean that I’m not a part of any movement. The division that goes on in our country, is part of the biggest problem. That doesn’t take away that I love my people.

She continues,

I’m black every day. My father, everything he fought for, of course I love black people, but I also love all people.

Laila Ali Clarifies 'All Lives Matter' Comments, Reacts To Criticism She's A Disgrace To Late Father Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali circa 2008

Laila also addresses some of the backlash that she received. Some suggested that her late father Muhammad Ali, would not share her same point of view. To this, she responds,

Now for people who to try to school me on my dad and say I’m a disgrace to my father’s name, how he would be so upset at me right now, and ashamed of me – really? You gon’ try and school me on MY father? My history?

She states that as her father became older, he began to understand that racism isn’t just a black issue. Laila says that her father began to preach about love and compassion.

See the full video below.

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  • ShelbyMoore

    ‘On my Facebook page, I don’t post pro-black content’, because I don’t want people to feel alienated.

    _____________

    Bish black people feel alienated in this country every day. WTF you mean? You were honest before, you’re worried about your money, so don’t back pedal now.

  • Your Mama

    sound like she talking in a bunch of circles to me, but isn’t really saying anything. basically she is saying that money and white people’s feelings are her priority and yea, that’s a disgrace to what her daddy stood for.. we can’t get anywhere b/c there’s too many blind sambos holding up the movement.. bamboozled.

  • surprise2012

    I never really cared too much for her anyway.

  • WORLD DOMINATOR

    No one can criticize the FACT ‘ALL LIVES MATTER’! We don’t live in a ‘black & white’ world, we are ALL Human Beings in four color reality. One life doesn’t matter more than any other!

  • Annointed Warrior

    Such reckless comments. I have always respected your heritage and career, but really, was that sponsored? ALL lives do matter, but not all lives are being taken in the streets like ours are. WHY are God’s black people always made to feel GUILTY when we speak together about anything. It’s a Jedi mind trick that makes the aggressors appear as a victim. Please! If it were any other race, black folks would join in on the cause. But when it’s us, we are always SUBTLY told by others and our own to sit down and shut up before you upset the white people! Black Lives Matter! We say it because not everyone believes it. So, it you don’t support the movement (for fear of what those other important lives think), YOU can sit down and shut up and keep those (sponsored) opinions to your self. You’re getting on my nerves! And by the way. If it were whites and other folks (like your sponsors) and their kids being shot dead in the streets for no reason and with no apology, YOU would be paid to do the commercial. So save your breath! God’s people are already being destroyed for lack of knowledge: not knowing who we were born to be. So I’m praying for wisdom and enlightenment for you and anyone who’s not yet awakened to the fact that this whole thing is a conspiracy to bring about racial unrest, mess up the election and usher in the Anti-christ. That would hurt other races too so I guess you can stand against that. We should all pray that God shows mercy on everyone in THIS country as I am sure that he’s angry about this! THEN let’s move forward demanding justice for God’s BLACK people! It’s the RIGHT thing to do!