As protests across the country rage on, it seems as though many celebrities are backing the protestors fighting for their rights. But as fans sieve through lots of "problematic" stances, this one could be the most problematic of all. The CEO of Chick-Fil-A has recently made some shocking claims that have left everyone, even racists, confused as hell.
Keep scrolling to find out his full video. You might need to sit down for this one...
Dan Cathy is no stranger to controversy...
via: Getty ImagesBut his latest stunt has got him on the receiving end of outrage and a lot of confusion.
And yes, of course, it is related to the Black Lives Matter movement.
via: Getty ImagesWe've heard a lot of opinions about it, but the Chick-Fil-A CEO's one must be the weirdest, let alone one of the most problematic. I dare you to keep a straight face when you find out what he had to say.
Do you truly understand what's going on right now?
via: Getty ImagesThe biggest civil rights movement is taking place in our country right now with all fifty states being involved in protests.
The Black Lives Matter movement has never before been so prominent.
via: GettyOn Monday, May 25th, a defenseless black man was killed while in a police restraint, that's how this all started.
George Floyd was arrested and forced to the ground...
this man, #GeorgeFloyd did not deserve to die. #BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/w405ouIk5V— moon (@moon)1590639498.0
After nearly ten minutes, George was completely unresponsive.
SAY HIS NAME. GEORGE FLOYD. HE WAS AN INNOCENT MAN, AND HE WAS MURDERED. HE COULDN’T BREATHE, AND HE BEGGED FOR HIS… https://t.co/7WNH4pzDLY— 🐌 (@🐌)1590620093.0
This kind of police brutality has been happening for centuries...
via: Getty ImagesAnd you would think it would have ended by now. But George's death has sparked an outrage like never before. In 2020, we are still witnessing the brutal murder of black civilians everywhere.
Thousands upon thousands of people have been taking to the streets in protest.
via: Getty ImagesAnd they are all marching for one thing: For the blatant racism and injustice in this country to be brought to an end.
But after the introduction of the police force and the National Guard, clashes between both sides have caused a lot of chaos.
via: Getty ImagesSome people used this incident as a means of personal gain, so they could damage property and steal things that did not belong to them.
It is also difficult for people that have been caught in the crossfire...
via: Getty ImagesSuch as business owners and journalists who have been unfairly targeted by both people that are only out to cause havoc and uncivilized members of the police force.
This is why an array of celebrities have been jumping on board to show their support.Ice Cube, have been speaking out against racism and injustice in, not only this country, but the rest of the world.
These famous figures have been using their platform to highlight the ongoing issues black men and women face every day...
We need change.
via: Getty ImagesBecause black people have previously been forced to stay silent on the unlawful killings taking place by authoritative figures, they have decided to become more vocal and take action.
But some people are out here doing more harm than good.
via: Getty ImagesFor example, last week, we saw Tyrese Gibson post some misinformed statements about "white slavery" in South Africa. He then went on to delete the extremely problematic photographs which also depicted white people doing Asian people's nails... Um, I think this man just needs to go back under his rock.
But the latest celeb to send the internet into a wild frenzy is none other than Chick-Fil-A's CEO, Dan Cathy.
via: Getty ImagesAfter some scandals from the past had re-surfaced, thousands of people decided to boycott the fast-food franchise, which left Cathy in some pretty dangerous waters. Wait until you see the video...
But now, he is doing his best to "repent", or so he refers to it.
via: Getty ImagesDuring a roundtable discussion that took place at Passion City Church in Atlanta, Cathy, along with Pastor Louie Giglio, as well as the Christian rapper Lecrae Moore, discussed the inequalities that rooted the country.
It all seemed to be going well until he started giving his personal opinion on the matter.
via: YouTube"We've had a dozen Chick-fil-A restaurants that have been vandalized in the past week, but my plea would be for the white people rather than point fingers at that kind of criminal effort, would be to see the level of frustration and exasperation and almost the sense of hopelessness that exists among some of those activists within the African American community," he started off well.
via: YouTube"We've got a real bad situation, and we don't need to let this moment miss us. It has to hurt us. It has to hurt us, we as Caucasians until we are willing to pick up the baton and fight for our black, African American brothers and sisters," he said, referring to the social injustices faced by black people everywhere.
He then started moving towards a whole different idea...
via: TwitterWhile talking about "repentance, he said: "I invite folks to put some words to action, and if we need to find somebody who needs to have their shoes shined, we need to just go right on over and shine their shoes," the CEO said as he crouched over Moore's sneakers with a brush."Whether they got tennis shoes or not, maybe they've got sandals, it really doesn't matter," he added.
Um... that's not the point of the movement, Cathy.
via: YouTubeBut then, just to make things a little worse, Pastor Giglio jumped in with re-naming "white privilege" to "white blessing." You just can't write this stuff, folks.
I mean, I'm trying to see what he was doing here but he makes it pretty damn difficult to.
via: YouTube"We understand the curse that was slavery, white people do, and we say 'that was bad,' but we miss the blessing of slavery, that it actually built up the framework for the world that white people lived in and live in. And so a lot of people call this white privilege," Giglio explained. "Maybe, a great thing for me is to call it 'white blessing.'"
And as soon as those words left their mouths, people were left stunned.
So the CEO of Chick-fil-a said that white people should find a random black person and ‘shine their shoes’ for repe… https://t.co/HfPWijT7sF— Ashley StClair 🇺🇸 (@Ashley StClair 🇺🇸)1592531560.0
And black people aren't even asking for that, yet white people seem to think that this is the answer.They want equality, not superiority. Get it right.
The backlash was so bad that the Pastor had to release an apology video.
via: YouTubeIn it, he clarified his intentions saying: "To be clear, I don´t believe there´s any blessing in slavery, to the contrary. What I am trying to understand and help people see is that I, my white brothers and sisters, we sit in large part where we are today because of centuries of gross injustice done to our black brothers and sisters."
Here's a clip taken from roundtable discussion video:
Any white person who shines a black person's shoes because they're supposedly ashamed of racism should be ashamed o… https://t.co/Snc3jn5BOM— Samuel Sey (@Samuel Sey)1592523537.0