The Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes found herself in some hot water after she decided to share her thoughts on the protests and riots taking place in America, more specifically in Atlanta.
Millions of people have been taking to streets every night to call for the end of police brutality and racism after the viral video of Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis, Minnesota police officer kneeling for 8 minutes on the neck of a black man named George Floyd.
Floyd later died, and the unrest and outrage throughout the country forced authorities to charge the cop with third-degree murder and manslaughter.
NeNe, like many business owners, said that protesters should march peacefully and not destroy black stores and restaurants.
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SWIPE: So many of you continue asking me about how i tie my scarf Listen I’ve had a good time with them too because prior to covid19, i would just buy scarves because i thought they were pretty but didn’t use them much! Maybe some times threw them around my shoulders if i was chilly🤷🏽♀️ Chile I have TONS of scarves Some of them i have 2 of the same colors! Maybe they were on sale or gifted to me😝 Well now i can finally play with them! I took some to the alterations shop to cut because some be real long. That way i can wear on my head and around my face. Try it and put your scarves to good use! Certain material slides off your head so i use my fabulous headbands @deepagurnani to secure it. Next time you go out, make it cute girls. I told @marlohampton to put her’s to good use so you know she gone turn it up bout 100 notches! She probably wear 10 at one time Chile 😂🤣 #makeitfashion #glam #gucci
The actress and comedian wrote: “Atlanta is BLACK POWER #stoptheviolence
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When things like this happen, I just never know what to say or do! I will literally be lost for words and afraid to say anything but hear this…DONT come on my page talking ignorant, which is why I wasn’t posting on my page about the things happening but put them in my stories instead…The enemy wants us to burn down our neighborhoods! Don’t fall for it! DONT turn down the energy either…TRANSFORM IT! Organize & Protect the city! Good intentions here, ok! #stoptheviolence #onelove #weallwegot #georgefloyd”
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Atlanta is BLACK POWER #stoptheviolence UPDATE TO THIS POST: When things like this happen, i just never know what to say or do! I literally be lost for words and afraid to say anything but hear this…DONT come on my page talking ignorant which is why i wasn’t posting on my page about the things happening but put them in my stories instead….The enemy wants us to burn down our neighborhoods! Don’t fall for it! DONT turn down the energy either….TRANSFORM IT! Organize & Protect the city! Good intentions here ok! #stoptheviolence #onelove #weallwegot #georgefloyd
People are not happy about the message and slammed the reality TV star.
One person had this to say: “A lot of the celebrities were supporting the violent protests and looting that happened in MN, but they do not have that same energy when it happens in their backyard.”
This follower bashed her by saying: “Girl, just reorder that $10 dress from China and price gouge and charge your BLACK customers $200 as you do. And some of those blacks work with and work for white people who continue to oppress us, pledge your allegiance to be black first.”
Another Instagrammer revealed: “Black Businesses gotta go back to the 60s & Place the ‘This A BLACK OWNED BUSINESS sign in the Windows!!! Board your shxt up! Hire a group of Protesters that will peacefully stand in front! #NoJusticeNOPEACE”
This backer explained: “Lol it’s definitely about your boutique, y’all stay in your gated communities and want to tell people that are oppressed how to react, do y’all think black slaves got freed cos they politely asked? Hundreds of thousands died for the freedom we have today, I wish it didn’t get to this, but you will never get what you want from the white man peacefully, history should have taught us that. Is there a go fund me for the protester’s bail? I need to pay.”
NeNe is getting a lot of attention with her stance here.