Add Gilbert Arenas to the list of people who in the wake of death of Mike Brown let their emotions get the best of him. In a since deleted Instagram post, the former NBA star likened Al Sharpton to a coon and a THOT while criticizing protesters in Ferguson.
Arenas took issue with rioters taking out their frustrations on the wrong things. He wrote:
“I would like to start off by saying too the family of the victim GOD BLESS#RIPmichealbrown you will be missed: too EVERY African American out there..how dumb are we really???every time we hear some bad news, the first thing we do is #RIOT #ROB #STEAL #BURN sh-t in our OWN neighborhoods..this racism fight has never been #blackvswhite, it’s ALWAYS been #blackvsblack from what the stats.. About 10 riots from the black community over the years and the only thing damaged ,was the BLACK COMMUNITY by The BLACK COMMUNITY..only reason they issue riot police isssss just in case you actually got smart enough to walk 6 blocks ,YALL ain’t f-cking up white rich sh-t smdh
Valid points, but when Arenas started talking about the permed activists is when all chill left the building.
“FAMILiES of the victims pleaseeeeee stop asking #alsharpton to speak or ur behalf,you have a better chance having #caesar the monkey from #planetoftheapes to get justice for you..the stats also show AL coon sharpton has not helped one situation he has protested at,he actually made it worst and because of him the jury goes the other way..(think about it) Jena six,trayvon and the list goes back way back..#AL ur like a #THOT in the club,lookn for attention what u said at trayvons rally #enoughisenough ur right were tired of u PRETENDING”
Mind you, nothing Arenas said hasn’t been hurled Sharpton’s way before (well, the THOT comparison is pretty new). But whether or not you are keen on the Rev’s ambulance chasing tendencies, he made the trip to Ferguson to try to help the situation versus just talking about it on social media.
Tell us if you agree or disagree with Arenas in the comments.
[H/T The Smoking Section]