by TRN Staff Writers,
Social media response to Charlottesville Virginia was swift and merciless. Stars like Zendaya, Jeffrey Wright, Mahershala Ali and others raised their voices to speak out on the racism that was unfolding.
While Hollywood always tries to weigh in on political and social issues, sometimes it misses the mark as was the case with this tweet from singer Lady Gaga…
— xoxo, Gaga (@ladygaga) August 12, 2017
It wasn’t her tweet, but one of her hashtags that started a trend and set off a wave of reaction the singer never could have expected. The tag #ThisIsNotUS got a lot of support, but also got a lot of pushback from people who twitter corrected her and reminded her that history shows what touched off in Charlottesville is exactly who “US ” has always been…
This whole #ThisIsNotUs hashtag is white folks trying to promote their inaction as a sign of allyship.
— Reggie Cunningham (@kidnoble) August 13, 2017
— Franchesca Ramsey (@chescaleigh) August 13, 2017
— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) August 13, 2017
If you’re tweeting #ThisIsNotUs & your wake up call was the death of a white woman but you were okay with POC being killed? This is you.
— Mikki Kendall (@Karnythia) August 14, 2017
— AV (@Blue_Wallflow3r) August 12, 2017