Billie Eilish To White People Who Insist “All Lives Matter,” During Protests: ‘Shut The F**K Up’ – Billie Eilish wrote an impassioned post about white people who insist “all lives matter”, in response to police killings of Black people.
Billie Eilish To White People Who Insist “All Lives Matter,” During Protests: ‘Shut The F**K Up’ | Billie Eilish Addressed White Privilege:
Billie Eilish slammed white people about failing to recognize privilege during nationwide, ongoing protests over police killings of Black people after the murder of George Floyd on May 25, 202,0 in Minneapolis.
Writing in a message posted to her Instagram, the singer/songwriter told her nearly 65 million followers on Saturday, that she was “gonna lose my f**king mind” if another white person insisted that “all lives matter,” a phrase that is used to invalidate the specific injustices inflicted upon Black communities.
“Will you shut the f**k up?” Billie Eilish wrote on Instagram. “No one is saying your life doesn’t matter. No one is saying your life is not hard. No one is saying literally anything at all about you… all you MFs do is find a way to make everything about yourself. This is not about you. You are not in need. You are not in danger.”
“If your friend gets a cut on their arm are you gonna wait to give all your friends a bandaid first because all arms matter? NO you’re gonna help your friend because THEY are in PAIN because THEY are in need because THEY ARE BLEEDING,” Eilish added.
Billie Eilish To White People ‘Shut The F**K Up’ | Billie Eilish Condemns ‘All Lives Matter’ People To Stop ‘Making Everything About Yourself’:
“You are privileged whether you like it or not,” the Grammy-winning singer continued. “Society gives you privilege just for being white. You can be poor, you can be struggling, and still your skin colour is giving you more privilege than you realise.”
“If all lives matter why are black people killed just for being black?” Billie Eilish continued, noting that white people protesting stay-at-home orders had not experienced police violence. “Why are immigrants persecuted? Why are white people given opportunities that people of other races aren’t?
She also called out the fact that white people were allowed to protest stay-at-home orders fully armed with zero repercussions or concern for things turning violent. “Why is it okay for white people to protest literally being asked to stay at home while carrying semi-automatic weapons? Why is it okay for black people to be called thugs for protesting the murder of innocent people?” she asked.
“The slogan #blacklivesmatter does not mean that other lives don’t. It’s calling attention to the fact that society clearly thinks black lives don’t f**king matter! And they f**king do!” she wrote.
Billie Eilish ended her post, which has racked up nearly 5 million likes, received praise from director Ava Duvernay, Natalie Portman, SZA, Trey Songz, Kehlani, Kandi Burruss and more in the comments section, reminding everyone yet again that our society has lost another black life at the hands of a white cop: “#justiceforGeorgeFloyd.”