Diddy Faces Criticism For Inviting Amy Schumer To ‘Emergency Family Meeting’ About Police Brutality
Among his many nicknames, music mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs once called himself Brother Love – often highlighting the victories and issues surrounding the Black race on social media and his network, Revolt TV. However, he’s facing criticism for one of his most recent discussions about police brutality on behalf of the culture. Social media has been on fire since the viral footage of Minneapolis police murdering a Black man named George Floyd started circulating.
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The Minneapolis Police murdered this brother. ? ? This man, who, like Eric Garner, yelled out over and over and over again that HE COULD NOT BREATHE, was CLEARLY in distress. ? ? He is in handcuffs. ? On his belly. ? ? That already makes it hard for people to breathe. ? ? Then, for minutes and minutes on end, the officer keeps his KNEE on this man's neck – literally choking the life out of him. ? ? The people BEGGED for them to let up. BEGGED. ? ? Not that it would matter, but this man wasn't wanted for a violent crime.? ? A grocery store thought he was signing a bad check. ? ? Yeah, really. A bad fucking check. ? ? Show me the white man that has ever been confronted and killed over this. ? ? People are hurting. People are out of work. ? ? I am so utterly disgusted and heartbroken that we live in a nation, in a time, where this keeps happening over and over again. ? ? Our team @GrassrootsLaw is going to fight for justice here and we won't let up until we get it. ? ? But here's the truth – JUSTICE would be this man this being alive right now. We are tired. We are angry. They are already LYING and saying they noticed he "went into distress." No, YOU PUT HIM IN DISTRESS and KEPT HIM IN DISTRESS. ? ? And this shit has to end. Call the Mayor, Jacob Frey @ (612) 673-2100 and let him know he needs to speedily fire these officers and call the DA @ 612-348-5550. That's Mike Freeman. Let him know he needs to file charges immediately. Follow @GrassrootsLaw.
Diddy called attention to the matter with this tweet, advertising a Revolt Black News special:
“EMERGENCY FAMILY MEETING”
However, fans and followers immediately pushed back at the panel discussions line-up. Diddy’s panel included Jemele Hill, Van Lathan, T.I., Shaun King, and controversially – Caucasian comedienne, Amy Schumer.
Diddy and Amy Schumer are seemingly connected by their outspoken political stances and their statures in the entertainment realm. The comedienne even promoted Diddy’s special on how COVID-19 has affected the African-American community.
Check out a few of social media’s reactions to her place on the panel below.
Hold on Amy Schumer was on this emergency racism meeting? pic.twitter.com/bxdrWK55QF
— Quarantina (@ambermyself) May 28, 2020
Her tweets from 2010 concerning blackface also became a topic.
Watch Revolt’s Black News special below.
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