Shaun King has garnered a reputation for himself in recent years as an activist in racial politics. He’s received a lot of criticism for his perspective on contentious issues, in addition to the fact that he, himself, is actually of mixed heritage and not fully African-American.
Hot New Hip Hop reported today that Shaun has been fighting for justice in the killing of Ahmad Arbery, urging his fan base and other people online to continue doing what they perceive as the right thing to do.
Moreover, Shaun recently posted about George Floyd, a man who was killed by the Minneapolis police in the last week. With all that said, he has come under fire for a number of controversies, and recently, people asked where his donated funds go.
An article published by The Daily Beast asked how the activist goes about spending the money he routinely collects. While it’s unclear if there was foul play involved in the allocation of the money, people online have supposedly confirmed the activist’s guilt.
Shaun King is running a long con & this is just the tip of the iceberg.
At the very least, he needs to:
1. Immediately & publicly release all former North Star staff from NDAs w/ no penalty.
2. Stop soliciting funds altogether, immediately.
— deray (@deray) May 26, 2020
Currently, people on Twitter are trying to cancel the activist, accusing him of abusing his position and pretending to be an activist, when really he’s just keeping the money for himself. Whether this is true or not, other people on social media have shared stories about him, many of which are negative.
According to Hot New Hip Hop, Shaun recently revealed that he would be releasing a response to the article to clear up some of the confusion, however, he’s currently on his way to spend time with his mother who just had emergency surgery.
Shaun wrote that there was a lot of “blatant misinformation,” and he added that he’d reply whenever he got the chance to. According to Wikipedia, King has been busy as a contributor for a number of organizations, including the New York Daily News, Daily Kos, The Young Turks, and the Tom Joyner Morning Show.
Two years ago, he founded the Real Justice PAC, a group designed to support certain political candidates.