Antonio Brown takes sides in Kanye West Donda’s sports debacle
Proving he’s never afraid of controversy, Antonio Brown sticks by Kanye “Ye” West. In an official statement tweeted on October 26, Brown dismissed the public outcry against Ye’s anti-Semitism as “reactionary and selective outrage.” Brown refers to the “Donda” rapper as “my brother, Ye,” inviting others to take a more sympathetic view of him. “None of us in this world is free from judgement, yet we live in a time when scrutiny and pessimism have driven our dialogues on cultural issues into tirades,” Brown apparently offered as an explanation for the recent and ongoing outbursts. of Ye on the Jewish people. The NFL star also called out corporate brands that dropped Ye, arguing that his choice to quit reveals a “prioritization of certain groups over others.”
Receiving more than 3,000 retweets and 28,000 likes on Twitter, Brown’s statement had its share of support in their tweet responses. “Telling the truth is not hate speech, but canceling someone for telling the truth is hate”, a follower wrote in agreement. Others found Brown’s statement of support for Ye contradictory. “If you think discrimination of any kind is an injustice to all people then you shouldn’t support what Ye/Kanye said and speak out against her hate speech,” another Twitter user. answered.
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