A woman has come under serious fire on Twitter after she openly slammed and criticized Nickelodeon's powerful PSA regarding the death of George Floyd.
Keep scrolling see the video and to find out why exactly some people are finding it to be offensive...
The Black Lives Matter movement has never before been so prominent.
via: GettyLast week, on Monday, May 25th, an innocent and defenseless black man was killed while in a police restraint.
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
Footage of George's "arrest" quickly circulated on social media...
via: TwitterAnd, in the highly distressing scenes, he could be heard begging with the officers to release him and repeatedly saying "Please, please... I can't breathe."
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 now...
via: GettyBut George's death has sparked an outrage like never before.
Thousands upon thousands of people have been taking to the streets in protest...
via: GettyAnd they are all marching for one thing: For the blatant racism and injustice in this country to be brought to an end.
But things have been quick to turn violent.
via: GettyProtesters became interweaved with rioters and, as they continue to clash with police, the scenes unfolding across our country have been becoming steadily more violent.
It's a truly terrifying time.
via: GettyHowever, change needs to be done and, at the moment, this seems like the only way to make it happen.
But, remarkably, they seem to be working.
BLACK WOMEN MATTER. BLACK MEN MATTER. BLACK CHILDREN MATTER. BLACK FAMILIES MATTER. BLACK POSSIBILITIES MATTER.… https://t.co/y6dlDWKPN3— a gem (@a gem)1591104461.0
Everyone is talking about it.
I love seeing my instagram timeline. #BlackOutTuesday https://t.co/M5fv9Rm5RT— Coral (@Coral)1591104295.0
But there is one company that stood out amongst the rest.
For #BlackOutTuesday, Nickelodeon social media will be on pause as we reflect on recent events. Our focus will be o… https://t.co/QYaTMVmc9N— Nickelodeon (@Nickelodeon)1591106436.0
They first announced their new commercial on their Twitter account...
we are all part of the change #blacklivesmatter ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼✊🏻 https://t.co/Y3Fzvob54X— Nickelodeon (@Nickelodeon)1591045210.0
The advert itself was incredibly powerful.For 8 harrowing minutes, the channel aired a black screen with George Floyd's final words, "I can't breathe", while a man's steady purposeful breathing provided the soundtrack.
The channel has been widely praised for its decision to air the PSA...And it has since caused waves across social media, with thousands of people being moved by its poignant message of solidarity.
Nickelodeon has a huge influence on the minds of millions of children...
Nickelodeon. Growing up, they were pivotal in mine, and a whole generations development as children and adolescent… https://t.co/OBrdhxKKgo— Upmind! (@Upmind!)1591113293.0
But not everyone is too impressed.Of course, there is a small proportion of parents who aren't taking too kindly to the PSA, with many saying that it was "inappropriate" and "scary" to air such a controversial ad on a children's channel.
These parents evidently believe an advert is more damaging to their children than the ongoing threat of racism is...
@KTHopkins @Nickelodeon 'I cant breathe' doesn't speak about race, it says 'police officers will kneel on your neck… https://t.co/6aLpE1ZpVM— Amandine (@Amandine)1591120402.0
It really is total barbarity.George Floyd's death was completely horrific, and our children need to be educated on the injustice and discrimination going on in the world.
But, out of all the disgruntled parents, one mom was a little angrier than the rest.Twitter user, Qa Tanya, shared a photo of her TV with the commercial running, alongside the caption, "Ok, I’m P*****! Why is this s*** just popping up on Nickelodeon while my kid is watching a show?!!!! My 8-year-old is scared to death!!! F**K YOU MEDIA!!! F**K YOU!!! U are DONE!" The Tweet has since been deleted.
The woman, who is an ardent Trump supporter, as well as a believer in the QAnon right-wing conspiracy theory against him, faced immediate backlash for her tweet.
Let's be real Karen. You are not upset that #Nickelodeon scared your kid (far scarier shit on tv) you are upset you… https://t.co/Zb0W7nPHaR— Zac = CONTENT (@Zac = CONTENT)1591111146.0
People really didn't hold back.
I really don’t give a fuck about white children being afraid of Nickelodeon’s “I Can Breath” commercial. Black kids… https://t.co/Ty6ROiUO66— Ken ☾ ♡ (@Ken ☾ ♡)1591109762.0
So many children are living in fear every single day as a result of our country's racism...
Thank you @Nickelodeon. And parents that are saying this scared your kids? I’m scared for my kids when they leave o… https://t.co/Wgo7ChcNok— Sunny Hostin (@Sunny Hostin)1591114043.0
It should be scary.
People griping at Nickelodeon for the "I Can't Breathe" spot. Claiming that it's "not the right platform" & that it… https://t.co/6NozCsk9Jh— Patrick Scott Patterson (@Patrick Scott Patterson)1591113511.0
And Nickelodeon responded to the backlash perfectly.
via: TwitterThey replied to a disgruntled Facebook user with, "Unfortunately, some kids live in fear every day. It's our job to use our platform to make sure their voices are heard and their stories are told."
I couldn't have put it better myself.
aw are you SO offended that your children are upset seeing nickelodeon’s “i cant breathe” commercial? im so sorry y… https://t.co/v2AmeDPyB0— lo (@lo)1591110914.0