John Boyega, like many other celebrities, has used his platform to call out the senseless murder of Houston native and Minnesota resident, George Floyd. After expressing his disdain for racists, fans tried to correct the English actor who then took to Instagram Live to clarify to the Mayo Mafia he’s not their little friend.
Using his personal Twitter and Instagram pages to express his grief and anger in the wake of Floyd’s unfortunate passing, Boyega, 28, spoke frankly about his disdain for the system that allowed such an event to happen.
“This just burns. Seems to be a never ending cycle. The murderers need to be charged severely. Even in the face of death this man was given zero empathy,” Boyega tweeted earlier on Wednesday (May 27).
He followed that tweet with, “I really f*cking hate racists” which has become a viral sensation. Immediately fans of Boyega both Black and white tried to take his emotional state under their control to which he continually pushed back against.
Boyega fired off a series of tweets related to Floyd’s death and the actions of white dog choker, the recently unemployed Amy Cooper, who nearly made Black bird watcher Christian Cooper, no relation, a hashtag after a silly confrontation in Central Park.
In case anyone thought Boyega was bothered by the comments from his fans and detractors in regards to his stance against racism, think again. Boyega, who is of Nigerian heritage, let the people know that he’s made of tougher stuff.
“Pls. I am Yoruba. All your chit chatter on this here app won’t cut into this soul. Thunder fire you,” Boyega tweeted.
Boyega didn’t seem especially appreciative of people trying to twist his words to fit some “we are the world” type of narrative so he hopped on Instagram Live and made it officially clear that if you’re a white fan of his and you exhibit racist tendencies that his only words to that group from this point on is “f*ck you.”
He remains unbothered hours later and Boyega even got props from his mother.
Check out the reactions from Twitter below. Salute to John Boyega for not playing the PC role and speaking from the heart.
Twitter academics tend to make something out of nothing. Fack em. https://t.co/U7XEFZdEzb— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) May 27, 2020
If you have a problem with John Boyega saying he hates racists, weelllll.......you just might be a racist pic.twitter.com/wGhmW51BhW— I hate Nick Chubb (@tacosoverrated2) May 27, 2020
Tbh, this the kinda energy we need rn....John Boyega setting the record straight.👌🏻👌🏻✊🏼✊🏼✊🏼 pic.twitter.com/NypOGLG0QP— Osama🌚 #EndSars (@osirmah) May 27, 2020
This is nothing new because I love John Boyega, but I will now be buying two tickets to any movie he’s in whether someone is going with me or not. Shoot, might buy for the whole group chat.— Gia Peppers (@GiaPeppers) May 27, 2020
The “outraged” will try to boycott, and he spoke nothing but truth. pic.twitter.com/jLUUb886qx
John Boyega : I hate racists— Jelly (@rottennjelly) May 27, 2020
Every single person in his replies for no damn reason : pic.twitter.com/Mu3C5XMZ2R
Me every time John Boyega checks racists with his full chest pic.twitter.com/JPTA79ZzEG— Who is you, Chiron? (@NotLaja) May 27, 2020
John Boyega without any fucks to give is one of my favorite genres. pic.twitter.com/yFbk5Ljfp7— Hutch (@hutchinson) May 27, 2020
John Boyega didn’t say he hated white people. He legit said he hated racists and people are mad in the replies ??? pic.twitter.com/AfLdUET1kH— May☕️ (@mkazele) May 27, 2020
Racists trying not to expose themselves in John Boyega's mentions pic.twitter.com/1R5uNG2Ibg— Matthew McGovern (@MatthewMcGovern) May 27, 2020
All lives matter & John Boyega trending because he said he hates racists tells me everything i need to know tbh.— Tolulope Ogunmefun (@dontjealousme) May 27, 2020
John Boyega: I really fucking hate racists.— The Idle State (@theidlestate) May 27, 2020
Me: fuck yeah.
People in his replies: pic.twitter.com/kQ8Y8bikm4
John Boyega: That’s one thing, you can’t rattle me. Im not the guy to be rattled. I wasn’t raised by no weak people. pic.twitter.com/8nmI2EbMQZ— Working Class Rise Up (@AFlyBlackLeftie) May 27, 2020
John Boyega: I really hate racists— j o 🍅 (@notafan_jo) May 27, 2020
Everyone replying: pic.twitter.com/IVmghVlUZi
John Boyega: fuck racists— Dante (@pacmanface8) May 27, 2020
Disingenuous asshole: think of the children