Keeps scrolling to see her “tribute” for yourself…
Last week, on Monday, May 25th, a 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.
Derek Chauvin, the man who had knelt on George’s neck, was finally arrested.
But this wasn’t enough…
His bond was set at $50,000, and he is due to appear in court on June 8th.
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.
But change needs to happen 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.
He is now being charged with second-degree murder according to Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar.
Let’s not forget that, while Chauvin is the man primarily responsible for George’s death, 3 other police officers – Thomas Lane, J.A. Kueng, and Tou Thao – also played a significant role in the incident.
But alternative footage from the incident shows that 2 other officers were actually kneeling on his back, while a 4th stood on and watched.
As reported by the New York Times, it was announced that Thomas Lane, J.A. Kueng, and Tou Thao have all been formally charged with aiding and abetting murder in the death of George Floyd.
And it’s so important that we continue to speak out and use our voices.
But it seems that one TV presenter thought it was okay to put on blackface to pay “tribute.”
Hana captioned her post: “In a racist society, it’s not enough to just say that you are not a racist. One should be loud against racism.”
Keep scrolling to take a look.
As you can see, she is sporting her natural skin tone.
One word… yikes.
Throughout history, white people would paint their faces black in order to degrade black people.
It happened in all sorts of places. From comedy shows to Halloween costumes. They would compare them to monkeys while simultaneously acting in a humiliating manner to depict black people as uncivilized.
So, it’s extremely offensive.
And she quickly deleted the post before apologizing.
“I apologize publicly if I offended anyone, it was not my intention. Whoever wanted to understand why I did it, they understood, whoever seeks something bad in all good, that speaks for itself. If anyone on social media is fighting for equality, human rights, and love, then that is me.”
How could she not think what she did was wrong?