A violent anti-police video shared by Snoop Dogg prompted a scathing rebuke from a former police officer and veteran.
The rapper posted a video of an attack of an officer by two men at a McDonald’s restaurant, with the caption ” Tables turned. 1 point for us,” and “it’s bout that time.”
Former NYPD lieutenant and Army veteran, Darrin Porcher, condemned Snoop Dogg’s choice to post the video and the message, asking if different circumstances would have made him reconsider.
“It’s interesting to see what Snoop Dogg’s reaction would be had his daughter been a patron in that same McDonald’s,” Porcher said on “Fox & Friends” Wednesday.”He’s cheering for people that have assaulted police officers.”
Porcher noted that as police officers “are our first line of defense,” it is important for communities to stand behind them. He admitted that the video shared by Snoop bothered him “tremendously.”
Fox News host Brian Kilmeade wondered if the rapper was trying to “re-establish his street cred” after the controversy surrounding the release of the video for his song, “Lavender.” Snoop came under heavy fire for the video that showed him shooting a clown dressed as Donald Trump with a gun. The firestorm over the image elicited a response from the president himself.
Porcher suggested the California rapper should have used the McDonald’s video as a “teachable moment so people could coalesce behind law enforcement.”
“Apparently he failed at that,” Porcher noted.
“He does have a disenfranchised population that backs him,” he concluded, “but this could be a watershed moment for the hip-hop community to have a superstar such as Snoop Dogg represent law enforcement in a positive way.”
Kilmeade agreed that the singer, whom he said “could not be a nicer guy,” failed to use the incident to affect positive change.
“He does a lot of positive things but unfortunately those two decisions, I think, undoes a lot of it,” he said.
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