Latifah Muhammad
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Vamoose: 10 People Slammed For Keeping Quiet On Ferguson [Photos]

 

Twitter is giving no mercy to Black celebrities who aren’t speaking up about the controversial shooting death of Mike Brown, and subsequent protests that have followed. Not that it’s their responsibility to do so, but social media just needs a leader with lots of followers to get the word out.

In the week since 18-year-old Brown, a college-bound student due to start school two days later, was gunned down by a cop, there have been rappers, actors, and other public figures weighing in on the subject.

St. Louis native Nelly advocated peace among protestors in Ferguson, Mo., J. Cole recorded a song and visited the city to pay respects to Brown, and others have used social media to lend their support. Meanwhile, the ones who are quiet are getting called out.

Brown’s shooting is a “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” situation for celebrities. No matter which side they stand on, the slander will be imminent. For whatever reason it seems that Twitter holds them to a higher standard (check President Obama’s mentions for more examples).

Hit the gallery to see 10 people who have been called out for keeping quiet about Ferguson.


Photo: YouTube

 

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  • Duni1

    Drake should not count. He is Canadian. American issues, American responses. If something were to happen like this in Canada, that’s when I would expect Drake to go out of his way to address it.
    Sorry, but I prefer when the US stays out of other countries problems and vice versa.

  • DRUNK247

    Do we really look up to these ppl for advice?Come on now

    • Beverlytsquare

      YES WE DO! They are part of the Black community too!

      • DRUNK247

        You sound dumb

  • Atira

    Just list every black politician, celebrity, and public figure and check them off as they comment why these ppeople why not all black people in the public eye?