Apparently, love is the answer…
Tiffany Haddish recently uploaded a video message addressing police brutality in which she revealed the way in which she is choosing to protest in the new year. “When police stop killing Black people, I’ll stop wearing fur. It’s my new protest,” she said.”So sorry PETA, don’t be mad at me! Be mad at the police!” This statement, of course, garnered some criticism including that of Russell Simmons.
The music mogul agrees that the issue of police brutality must be resolve but he urges the comedian to find another method that does not harm other living beings to make a point. “White supremacy is a disease that takes on many forms and has many symptoms, the abuse of other beings will not address that,” he wrote. “I love you Tiffany but I wish you could reconsider this route of protest.”
He made sure to clarify his stance of support for those who are speaking up against discrimination. “Silence is LOUD and unless you too speak up with me you are guilty of all that your brothers and sisters do,” he continued.”By not speaking you allow it to happen.”
Christian Keys also chimed in, defending Haddish’ disruptive idea. “Everybody that’s so offended by this post is always quiet as a church mice, every time police kill another unarmed black person…y’all are part of the problem,” he stated.” Mad at the people wearing fur, but quiet AF when they murder us.”
Nick Cannon shared the sentiment and commented, “Message Approved.”