Lawd! TLC’s Chili Gets Backlash Over Her ‘All Lives Matter’ Statement (Video)
T-Boz and Chili recently sat down with a reporter from the UK, where they shared their views on the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as Donald Trump.
All Lives Matter:
For the first time ever, TLC is getting ready to perform in the UK at London’s Koko on May 9th. Their performance will give fans a taste of what they’ve been missing before their new album is released. If you can recall, TLC’s comeback album was announced last June which they revealed was in the works after launching a Kickstarter campaign to raise $150,000. This album will be TLC’s first studio LP without Lisa “Left-Eye” Lopes, who died in a car crash in 2002.
In the UK, they sat down with a channel 4 news reporter who touched on the Black Lives Matter movement. The reporter shared that many challenges that African-Americans face with the police or racism in general, is not unique to the USA, but it plagues the people of the UK as well. The reporter asked the ladies if they attended any marches or if they went to any anti-Trump rallies. Chili responded to the reporter’s question and her answer shocked many of her fans.
Chili responded by saying the following:
I personally didn’t go on any marches or anything like that. But for me, all lives matter, you know what I mean because there is a time when different groups are targeted for you know different things, you know what I’m saying. So, I just think that, just the whole, what happened, police brutality, against these young, black boys-stuff like that, all of that kind of stuff is wrong. You know, even if it was a Caucasian teen, kid, that this was happening to or whatever, it’s just not right.
Chili did point out that she thought it was important for people in position of authority to complete a background check to see if they’re mentally stable to protect and serve the public objectively.
However, the point that many would argue with her on is her interpretation of the BlackLivesMatter movement is discombobulated. The point of the movement definitely is not about stating no one else’s lives matter, because yes, the lives of all human beings do and should matter. The problem is that in the U.S. all lives clearly do not matter. BlackLivesMatter is about raising awareness to that horrific reality and showing that the lives of Black people- the sector of the U.S. population that has been continuously and statistically proven for centuries to be overwhelmingly targeted and disregarded by America’s law enforcement/justice system- matter just as equally as any other race. Okay? Moving on…
T-Boz On Donald Trump’s Presidency
The reporter went on to ask the ladies how they felt being African-American and a woman in the era of Donald Trump as president. T-Boz responded that she didn’t care about Donald Trump as God is her president. The Grammy Award singer went on to add that she felt sorry for the people that are affected by his presidency. She also shared that she didn’t care for Trump when she was a contestant on The Celebrity Apprentice.
Many celebrities before Chili have made the “All Lives Matter” statement and they’ve made received major backlash. Singer Jennifer Lopez deleted a tweet using the #AllLivesMatter hashtag and rapper Fetty Wap later apologized for making the statement admitting that he didn’t understand what the hashtag meant. Although we’ve still got love for Chilli, she was not exempt from that backlash and fans showed up and showed out to let her know just that:
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