Actor Shameik Moore Faces Backlash After Tweeting: The Black Community Hates To Hear This, But We Need To Learn How To Deal With Police

Actor Shameik Moore Faces Backlash After Tweeting: The Black Community Hates To Hear This, But We Need To Learn How To Deal With Police

Actor and star of ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse‘, Shameik Moore, is facing serious backlash over a strong opinion that he tweeted.

In yet, another viral video of a police encounter with a black man allegedly being profiled and arrested by a white officer, Shameik Moore took to his Twitter to voice his opinion on the matter.  He said,

“See I have a very strong opinion that the black community hates to hear..but needs to hear…we need to learn how to deal with police…and or racism…because THIS is the part of the scenario we have failed to fix.”

Twitter users immediately responded to his remarks.

The actor, who played the lead role in the Rick Famuyiwa’s film ‘DOPE‘, followed up with a series of videos and tweets to add more clarification to his original tweet, even stating,

“I know I offended some, some of the black community.”

In his 1st of 3 videos Shameik Moore goes on to say,

“People are dying and we’re all handling it differently. Um, power hungry policemen should absolutely be reprimanded.  Should absolutely be punished for their behavior, for how their handling us.  For taking our brothers, our sisters, our fathers, our mothers.”

He continues to clarify in the 2nd video,

“What I was speaking to, was de-escalating situations. You know, is there another way to handle those situations?”

Moore states,

“I went to a all boys military school, I went to the young Marines, you know. So, there is a way to speak to, to, you know, men in power, you know.  Women in power, you know, there is a way to do that.”

Moore continues his explanation by saying,

“I’m not trying to minimize the police’s role in this, but what I am trying to do is save somebody’s life.”

Shameik Moore expressed his own frustration about being “attacked” for his opinion.  In one tweet, he expresses,

“I’m talking about a solution outside of what we have been doing..are we (the black community) going to attack ME for that?  I don’t wanna keep hearing about new names on this list of innocent people…I want it to can we HELP stop the problem.”

In another tweet, Moore states,

“I just feel the solution is not to continue to handle the situation the way we’ve been handling it… there are no results… that is LITERALLY the definition of insanity.”

He continues on,

“WHY DO WE GIVE THEM THE ENERGY THEY WANT?  Give them an inch they WILL take a mile….We literally know this already.  At what point do we look at ourselves and make adjustments?”

This is a continuation of heated discussion revolving around systemic racism in America.  Recent tragedies have included Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd.

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Authored by: Robin Ayers