Prince Jackson Slammed For ‘All Lives Matter’ Tweet After Police Kill Two Black Men
Prince Jackson is getting slammed on Twitter for using the hashtag ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼#AllLivesMatter to argue that people should focus on preventing crimes against all races, and not just black people. But because his comments are in reaction to two black men being shot and killed by the police within a day of each other, many social media users disagree with his stance on the situation.
As Gossip Cop reported, the separate shooting deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile were captured on video and have sparked protests against police brutality towards the African-American community. “The one group of people who are tasked (and payed) for our protection are shooting our brothers and sisters,” Jackson began in a series of tweets about the recent tragedies. “That’s not to say all cops are brutal racists, that’s not the case, but there are a significant few who have ruined the lives of many.”
Jackson went on to express, “It’s time to stand up, for your safety, your family’s safety, your loved ones’ safety and even your neighbors’ safety,” but he started taking some heat when he next wrote, “Everyone need[s] to look in the mirror and start the change there because it’s not just black lives that matter it’s all lives. Something must be done. ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼#AllLivesMatter.” He added the hashtag, “#ManintheMirror,” referencing his father Michael’s famous song about looking within oneself to “make a change” and “make the world a better place.”
Jackson was bombarded with hundreds of angry comments from users arguing that the current issue relates to black lives, and further pointing out the epidemic of black people being killed by the cops. “If there is some confusion let me correct myself,” Jackson responded. “Black lives do matter and unfortunately are being wrongfully executed. But to focus on one race excludes other races. I was raised by the world and know how different races are prosecuted.”
He went on to say, “2 Muslim boys were brutally beaten because of their religion. I stand by my statement all lives matter. The media tells the stories it wants.” Jackson continued, “But it does not tell you all the stories there are hate and racist crimes happening everywhere to all people and it’s time they stop.”
Jackson also asked, “Why just protect only one race? I honestly cried when I saw #AltonSterling son cry because I [know] what it’s like to have a father taken.” He concluded, “I understand that you want to focus on #blacklivesmatter but why only focus on one life that matters when all do?” There were a few users who understood the point Jackson was trying to make, however the vast majority were offended and insisted that Jackson’s view was misguided.