Many celebrities have recently been scolded by people on social media for their lack of support for the protests. Other celebrities have been scolded for basically saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. That’s the category Lil Wayne falls into.
A couple of days ago on an Instagram live broadcast with Fat Joe, he and Lil Wayne discussed the murder of George Floyd and the protests across the country. While people directed their anger towards the police, Wayne thought that the anger and violence should have been directed somewhere else.
“I think when we see these situations, I think we also have to understand that we have to get very specific. And what I mean by that is we have to stop viewing it with such a broad view, meaning we have to stop placing the blame on the whole force and the whole everybody or a certain race or everybody with a badge,” Wayne told Fat Joe. “We have to actually get into who that person is. And if we want to place the blame on anybody, it should be ourselves for not doing more than what we think we’re doing.”
Wayne’s comments sparked outrage on social media, and yesterday, Uncut Gems and The Photograph actor, Lakeith Stanfield, took to IG to scold Wayne as well.
In a now-deleted IG post, Stanfield posts a black and white picture of police officers at what seems to be a civil rights protest, with the caption, “Wayne stfu.”