Fast&Furious star Tyrese Gibson spoke in a recent conversation at SiriusXM studios in New York City, and he said that the people don’t have to be a victim of racism to fight racism.
If you watch the video, you can see how bold statements Tyreese made about it. The actor believed that people can be fighters of social justice, even if they are not affected by this discrimination.
Here’s what Tyrese Gibson stated:
“If you say to yourself ‘Man, it’s really f–ked up to see what they are dealing with’ — who do you mean they?
Are you telling me you don’t care about cancer cause it ain’t showed up to your house yet, you don’t care about human and sex trafficking ’cause it ain’t showed up at your house yet, you don’t care about HIV, AIDS ’cause it ain’t hit your house.”
“Well, we are living in America, being Black in America being Latino in America is real, and you would assume,. Look at how many cameras are out there. Turn around look at these cameras, everywhere you go there are cameras — and we still don’t feel safe.”
Gibson went on social media to criticize his feelings on Martin Luther King Day in 2016 for criticizing community leaders for being ineffective and he said that Hollywood stars are ‘today’s artists are afraid’ to fight racism.
“This is my message to today’s LAZY LEADERS. The ones who are so concerned about being blackballed out of this town and industry that they would rather SIT on their hands and cry at home to their wives and girlfriends and not DO anything.
The ones who only pop and talk s–t on social media and DO nothing. The ones who wanna protest but ONLY protest when it’s convenient. It’s SAD SAD SAD to see that were still living in a generation of ‘Followers’ and not enough REAL LEADERS.”
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