Spider-Verse star, Shameik Moore is dragged on Twitter for suggesting Black people need to ‘find ways to avoid being killed’

Spider-Verse star, Shameik Moore is dragged on Twitter for suggesting Black people need to ‘find ways to avoid being killed’

American actor, Shameik Moore is being dragged on Twitter after he shared numerous tweets that appears to blame the African American community for the police brutality they suffer.

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American actor, Shameik Moore is being dragged on Twitter after he shared numerous tweets that appears to blame the African American community for the police brutality they suffer.

In a series of tweets, the actor appeared to suggest that it was the victims of police brutality who needed to change their behavior. He suggested that Black men are being killed because they have not learnt “how to deal with police”.

Moore, who famously voiced Miles Morales in the Oscar-winning ‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse’, wrote on Twitter: “See I have a very strong opinion that the black community hates to hear.. but needs to hear… we need to learn how to deal with police… and or racism… because THIS is the part of the scenario we have failed to fix.”

In a lengthy Twitter thread, Moore attempted to advise the Black community on how best to “avoid” being killed by police. He also pointed out that Blacks kill themselves too so the problem isn’t racism.

He tweeted: “We have to work on our community before blaming everything on “racist” and police. 1…  there is STILL black on black violence that needs to be addressed… and 2.. if we KNOW that the wrong white person could change our whole life with a false accusation..WHY DO WE GIVE THEM THE ENERGY THEY WANT?”

He added in another tweet: “Give them an inch they WILL take a mile….. We literally know this already. At what point do we look at ourselves and make adjustments? Look… all I’m saying is.. in the MOMENT.. when we are experiencing racism.. can We the black community find ways to avoid being killed? Or hunted.”

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Moore was called out for his tweets but he refused to back down and shared more tweets to defend his stance.

Reacting to the criticisms, Moore claimed that he “refuses to feel like a victim” or “have a slave mentality”. He also said that he does not face danger in his daily life as he “knows how to carry himself in tuff  situations”.

He later claimed he had been misunderstood and his tweets were “taken out of context”. He also released videos, trying to explain himself.

In the videos, he appeared to suggest that black people should use their “resources” rather than protest. He used Rosa Parks as an example and stated that she could have used other means of transport rather than take a bus filled with White people to avoid suffering racism.

He said: “Rosa Parks, sitting at the front of the bus, right? What we don’t know as a black community is, [there were] black owned taxi cabs and black buses that could have been used during that time. This is something a lot of people might not want to hear.”

He added: “What I’m getting to with that is if the government decides to … shut off electricity, clean water and gas to any of the black neighbourhoods in America, there is literally nothing we can do but riot. We don’t have the resources. I think what we need to do is work internally and strengthen our minds and spirits.”

Moore got into more trouble with his explanation that appears to condemn Rosa Parks who stood against racism and discrimination.

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Below are his tweets and the video where he tried to explain himself but ended up getting people angered the more.

Spider-Verse star, Shameik Moore is dragged on Twitter for suggesting Black people need to
Spider-Verse star, Shameik Moore is dragged on Twitter for suggesting Black people need to
Spider-Verse star, Shameik Moore is dragged on Twitter for suggesting Black people need to
Spider-Verse star, Shameik Moore is dragged on Twitter for suggesting Black people need to

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