“Jurassic World” Actor Justice Smith Confirms Relationship With “Queen Sugar’s” Nicholas Ash, While Lashing Out At Some Protests That Don’t Include Queer Voices: It’s Anti-Black!

Justice Smith (left) and Nicholas Ash (right)

“Jurassic World” Actor Justice Smith Confirms Relationship With “Queen Sugar’s” Nicholas Ash, While Lashing Out At Some Protests That Don’t Include Queer Voices: It’s Anti-Black!

‘Jurassic World’ actor Justice Smith and ‘Queen Sugar’ actor Nicholas Ash have publicly announced their relationship to the world and are insisting that black trans and queer lives be added to the Black Lives Matter protests.

Justice Smith, who recently came out as a queer man, expressed his disappointment with the lack of advocacy for black queer voices within the movement for black lives and at the protests that he’s attended. The actor deems this to be anti-black,





“@nckash and I protested today in New Orleans. We chanted ‘Black Trans Lives Matter’ ‘Black Queer Lives Matter’ ‘All Black Lives Matter’. As a black queer man myself, I was disappointed to see certain people eager to say Black Lives Matter, but hold their tongue when Trans/Queer was added. I want to reiterate this sentiment: if your revolution does not include Black Queer voices, it is anti-black. If your revolution is okay with letting black trans people like #TonyMcDade slip through the cracks in order to solely liberate black cishet men, it is anti-black. You are trying to push yourself through the door of a system designed against you, and then shut the door behind you. It is in our conditioning to get as close to whiteness, straightness, maleness as we can because that’s where the power is. And if we appeal to it, maybe it’ll give us a slice. But the revolution is not about appeal. It is about demanding what should have been given to us from the beginning. What should have been given to black, queer, and trans individuals from the beginning. Which is the right to exist. To live and prosper in public. Without fear of persecution or threat of violence.
There is so much tragedy on the timeline these last couple of days so I added some photos of me and Nic to show some #blackboyjoy#blacklove#blackqueerlove ??????? You’ve been my rock and guiding light through all of this and I love you so much. I know that on the other side of this Is change, though the fight is far from over.
#justicefortonymcdade#justiceforninapop#justiceforgeorgefloyd#justiceforahmaud#justiceforbreonna
#sayhername
#defundthepolice
#endwhitesupremacy”

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@nckash and I protested today in New Orleans. We chanted ‘Black Trans Lives Matter’ ‘Black Queer Lives Matter’ ‘All Black Lives Matter’. As a black queer man myself, I was disappointed to see certain people eager to say Black Lives Matter, but hold their tongue when Trans/Queer was added. I want to reiterate this sentiment: if your revolution does not include Black Queer voices, it is anti-black. If your revolution is okay with letting black trans people like #TonyMcDade slip through the cracks in order to solely liberate black cishet men, it is anti-black. You are trying to push yourself through the door of a system designed against you, and then shut the door behind you. It is in our conditioning to get as close to whiteness, straightness, maleness as we can because that’s where the power is. And if we appeal to it, maybe it’ll give us a slice. But the revolution is not about appeal. It is about demanding what should have been given to us from the beginning. What should have been given to black, queer, and trans individuals from the beginning. Which is the right to exist. To live and prosper in public. Without fear of persecution or threat of violence. There is so much tragedy on the timeline these last couple of days so I added some photos of me and Nic to show some #blackboyjoy #blacklove #blackqueerlove ??????? You’ve been my rock and guiding light through all of this and I love you so much. I know that on the other side of this Is change, though the fight is far from over. #justicefortonymcdade #justiceforninapop #justiceforgeorgefloyd #justiceforahmaud #justiceforbreonna #sayhername #defundthepolice #endwhitesupremacy

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Justice Smith also highlighted the “joy” in his life and relationship with fellow actor Nicholas Ash, 25. He shared pictures of “of their relationship for his followers.





Justice says of Nicholas Ash,

“You’ve been my rock and guiding light through all of this and I love you so much. I know that on the other side of this Is change, though the fight is far from over,”

What are your thoughts on Justice Smith calling the exclusion of black trans and queer lives within the protests “anti- black”? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.





Authored by: Chelsea Adjalla