Nearly all people recognise the plight of black people and the challenges they face every day, but there are some who downplay this struggle by claiming ‘All Lives Matter’.
Well of course all lives matter. No one is disputing that, it’s a trite statement. The issue is that there’s a huge disparity between how black and white people are treated by government and police, and that the kind of brutality witnessed in the George Floyd case is not something that white people, on the whole, have to face.
Then there’s the White Lives Matter movement, which essentially started out as a movement by largely misguided and misinformed people, and is now, for all intents and purposes, a Neo-Nazi organisation promoting white supremacy and facist ideology.
So why this woman decided to get a tattoo of that slogan, in the McDonald’s font no less, is utterly confusing.
Awful font too. I mean, is there a more damning condemnation of corporate America? McDonald’s and White Lives Matter.
Grim – and completely misses the point of BLM.
Needless to say the comments were pretty eye-opening, and very funny.
She’s her own cousin.
— B Trusty In the Hour of Chaos (@BTrusty504ever) June 10, 2020
— 😷😷 OlderGamers 🤪🤧 (@OlderGamers) June 10, 2020
My friend saw her in Kroger in Smyrna, Ga. pic.twitter.com/9eIxbnbPsb
— Tristan James (@triharry88) June 10, 2020
oh god so it’s not just the angle, the tattoo actually IS off centre
at least she’s advertising so we know to avoid
— Exist Loudly. (@mysicksadlife) June 10, 2020
— Chris Evans ’ Beard (socially distant since 2014) (@EvansBeard) June 10, 2020
ah yes the McRacist
— Moosefix (@moosefix) June 10, 2020
Coulda got the whole menu on that arm.
— The Dude (@akaPinecone) June 9, 2020
At least it’s spawned a few good comments.
If you thought the tasteless tats had ended there, though, you’d be wrong, as in other completely bonkers tattoo news, people have already been getting Coronavirus tattoos, because why wouldn’t you want to mark a global pandemic with some ink?
Check out these monstrosities:
Bad. Very bad.
Do these people not realise they have to bear these forever? It honestly wouldn’t surprise me if they didn’t.
Charismatic, witty, charming, engaging - four things Joshua Rogers will never be. Thankfully, he’s a semi-competent editor, who, after graduating university with two mostly pointless degrees, joined The Hook two years ago. He subsequently honed his writing skills over several features and investigative pieces, arguably letting The Hook audience in on way too much of his personal life.