John Boyega sees what’s happening to black people in the US ? specifically, the killing of George Floyd ? and he has a message to racist white Americans who might also be his fans.
The ‘Star Wars’ actor went on an epic tirade Wednesday, going in on “racist white people” who in any way, shape or form tolerate and/or downplay what’s happening in the streets of America ? namely the killing of unarmed, innocent African-Americans.
Floyd died late on Monday after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, knelt on the 46-year-old’s neck for several minutes as Floyd moaned and yelled, “I can’t breathe.”
A video of the incident in Minneapolis shows Floyd pleading with police and eventually appearing motionless as the officer’s knee remained on his neck. Bystanders can be heard urging the officer to get off of Floyd. Medaria Arradondo, the city’s first black police chief, swiftly fired the four officers involved, a move community leaders acknowledged as “a win”, but said should only be the first step.
According to John in a TMZ report, George Floyd’s death is part of a continuous cycle that he sees here in the States where black men are being killed by either cops or vigilantes trying to play cops. He says that’s enough for him to stay away presumably in England, his home country.
John goes on to lay into anyone who’s a fan ? and who’s also a racist, telling them to get off.
Interestingly, he also makes it clear that he doesn’t care what this rant of his might mean for his career. There’s a good reason for that though … JB says he’s “not Hollywood”.