Singer John Legend earned some deserved backlash when he declared that police officers shoot black people for “no f***ing reason.”
Legend was reacting to a report about a Pennsylvania golf club calling the police about a group of black women who were reportedly playing golf too slowly.
According to an Associated Press report, five women who are members of the Grandview Golf Club, were told the police had been called when they refused to leave the golf course after being told they were taking too long in their game.
“At the second hole, a white man whose son co-owns the club came up to them twice to complain that they weren’t keeping up with the pace of play,” the AP reported.
Golf club apologizes for calling police on black women members it complained were playing too slowly https://t.co/zMqMOZAfRK
— AP Eastern US (@APEastRegion) April 23, 2018
The report apparently inspired Legend to spout off on Twitter about “calling the police on black people who are just trying to live.”
Please stop calling the police on black people who are just trying to live. Please. Stop. Police shoot us for no fucking reason at all. Please. Stop. https://t.co/HOqZ6t76ca
— John Legend (@johnlegend) April 23, 2018
Conservative firebrand Tomi Lahren was quick to challenge Legend’s “sorry butt.”
Do you realize the police show up to protect people of all races and ethnicities and put THEIR lives on the line to do so? Every single day, for strangers. If you have such a hatred for law enforcement don’t you DARE ever call on an officer to protect your sorry butt. https://t.co/Fi3okI5UiW
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) April 24, 2018
Lahren posted a video as well for the “thousands of police officers you put in danger because of your anti-cop campaign.”
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) April 25, 2018
“I’m so sick of these celebrities spewing their anti-cop rhetoric. I’m not saying any of this to change the mindset of John Legend or Kaepernick,” she wrote on Facebook. “I’m saying it because the men and women in BLUE can’t say it but they deserve a voice.”
It seems many Twitter users agreed and called out the singer for being “irresponsible” and for being part of the problem.
Such a horribly irresponsible thing to say, especially for someone with twelve million followers. Please. Stop.
— Mike Mason (@MikeMason830) April 24, 2018
You’re the problem. Spreading hate fear and lies in the face of facts… a lot to be proud of.
— Political Hippo (@TheSuperHippo) April 24, 2018
Police DO NOT shoot people for no reason! I don’t care what color they are! Lies!!!
— Jamie Kennedy (@jpk700) April 24, 2018
Pull your head out of your ass and read more. That is patently untrue. Why can’t you preach self-responsibility instead of this bullshit victim mentality? Try doing something POSITIVE for your community instead of just being an idiot? Hmmm?
— COGoddess™ (@coloradorebecca) April 24, 2018
Whatever color you are if you can’t abide by rules and laws then you suffer the consequences they could have bought a measly cup of coffee and wouldn’t be considered loitering but they chose to be stupid and paid for it
— TheGriff (@griffm601) April 24, 2018
I was a policeman for 23 years and I never shot a black person. I worked a predominately black area and got a bunch of commendations from those I served.
— PJM Lawyer (@pjmlawyer) April 24, 2018
For no reason….. Oh really ?
— Mark (@TsgtMHarmon) April 24, 2018
try being the victor instead of the victim John.
— Captain Obvious (@CaptObvious63) April 24, 2018
Nope, where are all the other black leaders? Usually many people leave these local issues to police and Church leaders. John, in particular is vocal ONLY to his agenda, yet we haven’t seen him truly do anything about it. Where are all the rappers? Etc… I hear cricket$$
— Topcleric (@Topcleric) April 24, 2018
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