Mom Slams Nickelodeon Over ‘Scary’ George Floyd PSA, Gets Dragged on Twitter

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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…

Last week, on Monday, May 25th, an innocent and defenseless black man was killed while in a police restraint.

Where former police officer, Derek Chauvin, proceeded to kneel on his neck, while 3 other officers knelt on his back.

And, 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.”

An ambulance arrived and took the unconscious man to hospital but, devastatingly, he was pronounced dead upon arrival. He was only forty-six-years-old.

But George’s death has sparked an outrage like never before.

And they are all marching for one thing: For the blatant racism and injustice in this country to be brought to an end.

Protesters became interweaved with rioters and, as they continue to clash with police, the scenes unfolding across our country have been becoming steadily more violent.

However,  change needs to be done and, at the moment, this seems like the only way to make it happen.

Thanks to these riots, the Black Lives Matter movement is dominating global headlines, and it has completely taken over social media.

Everyone is talking about it.

And yesterday, the hashtag #BlackOutTuesday started trending, with people, celebrities, and businesses from all over the world posting a blank black picture to demonstrate their solidarity with the movement.

Children’s channel, Nickelodeon, not only took part in #BlackOutTuesday, but they also released an incredibly powerful commercial in memory of George Floyd and all the other black lives lost at the hands of racism.

Where it was revealed that they would be coming off the air for approximately 8 minutes and forty-six seconds – the amount of time Derek Chauvin knelt on George Floyd’s neck.

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.

And it has since caused waves across social media, with thousands of people being moved by its poignant message of solidarity.

And they have been applauded for using their platform to rightfully educate their audience on the ongoing issue of racism.

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.

And all the angry moms have taken to Twitter in full force to criticize the channel for their decision.

George Floyd’s death was completely horrific, and our children need to be educated on the injustice and discrimination going on in the world.

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.

And the replies have been amazing.

And many pointed out that white children, in particular, need to be exposed to the fear that thousands of black children face every day.

So many children are living in fear every single day as a result of our country’s racism…

So 8 minutes of fear is the least anyone should be worrying about. And, if your children truly were scared, you should take it as an opportunity to educate them about the prejudice and injustice going on in the world.

It should be scary.

The murder of innocent black people is scary, and children need to be taught about the realities of it.

And Nickelodeon responded to the backlash perfectly.

They 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.”

However, not all companies have their heads screwed on when it comes to publicized commercials. Keep scrolling to read more about Volkswagen’s latest advert blunder, and to see for yourself why it has been labeled as “racist”…