Tinashe has called out Diplo and put him in the right place for suggesting everyone’s social media feeds are ‘horrible’ right now, as people protest the death of George Floyd and support Black Lives Matter. As thousands demonstrate around the world and social media is awash with posts supporting Black Lives Matter, Tinashe had something to say when Diplo seemingly attempted to deflect from the message this week. On Monday the 41-year-old DJ shared an image of a baby giraffe and its mother as he wrote: ‘Your feed is probably horrible so here is this picture.’ Even though the caption now appears to have been taken down, screenshots on Twitter show a seemingly-deleted conversation between Diplo and 27-year-old Tinashe in which she took umbrage at how he characterized social media feeds during this time.
She wrote: ‘People posting about black lives matter isn’t horrible.’ While Diplo had his own supporters, he doubled down on the message as he wrote back: ‘I’m seeing a lot of violence glorified on my feed. TINASHE ENDED DIPLO https://t.co/0Ziw1QT6OH— uÃ¡Ä±ÊsÉq ð (@basticasas) June 1, 2020 ‘Posting something that can take ur mind off it for a moment should not be condemned (sic).’ He added: ‘Especially when I’ve spent the last two days trying to educate people.’ All Hands On Deck singer Tinashe has been sharing images from the marches in California, as she encouraged her followers to ‘show up’. She wrote on Twitter: ‘For anyone who feels the need to comment that people are just using protesting as an “excuse” to “destroy sh*t” pleaseeeeee STFU.’
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The star also addressed the backlash she received after calling out Lana Del Rey for sharing images from the protest that clearly identified demonstrators. She replied to a hater who suggested she was only tweeting at Lana for ‘relevancy’: ‘No one gives a f**k about “relevancy” this is a political revolution bozo.’ Diplo had previously shared a lengthy statement on the death of Floyd, 46, whose death was ruled as murder overnight after a police officer was filmed kneeling on his neck for eight minutes while he was being arrested. He wrote: ‘Its uncomfortable work to be a white person and taking responsibility to change the way our society views life, but it has to be done.’ Warning his followers the post was ‘long’ and ‘not gonna be easy to read’ he asked his fans to imagine being pinned down like Floyd, blacking out and eventually dying.
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Its uncomfortable work to be a white person and taking responsibility to change the way our society views life, but it has to be done. this post is long and its not gonna be easy to read and its probably going to make people mad… But Imagine being pinned down on the hot concrete for five minutes begging to breath. the pressure on your head makes your nose bleed, you black out and you die. Even watching that video made it so I couldn’t sleep for two nights. It doesn’t feel good to see something like this happen to my country and our people But there isn’t a way to imagine being a Black American. It must feel suffocating, it must feel claustrophobic, It must feel hopeless sometimes like a foot is literally on your neck every day. Yes we made progress as a society but its obvious its not close to enough. if I was there I wouldn’t have been killed because Im white and I think thats a fact. George Floyds life is over. his daughter grows up with no father. I imagine if I was young person living in Minneapolis i’d be one of these kids on the street rioting because for a moment I feel rage and i’m mad and it looks like there is an enemy that’s clear. but there isn’t. There is this feeling that it was ok to treat George Floyd like he wasn’t human and that’s whats broken in America. I don’t think burning down autozone or starbucks will fix anything but the real question is where do we go from here? I don’t have an answer but I think having empathy for our neighbors is a good start. Minneapolis is such a diverse city with such a strong music community. I thought something like this wouldn’t happen there but thats just another way for us to normalize. Racism is real and if you deny that you are a lunatic. we are a beautiful country and beautiful people but it took acts of murder on video in broad daylight to expose this racism. I want to help, im just going to leave videos of people rebuilding Atlanta and Minneapolis this morning together because thats what we have to do tommorow when we wake up.
Saying he wasn’t able to sleep for two nights after watching the video of Floyd’s death, he said: ‘But there isn’t a way to imagine being a Black American. It must feel suffocating, it must feel claustrophobic, It must feel hopeless sometimes like a foot is literally on your neck every day. ‘Yes we made progress as a society but it’s obvious it’s not close to enough. if I was there I wouldn’t have been killed because I’m white and I think that’s a fact. ‘George Floyd’s life is over. his daughter grows up with no father. I imagine if I was a young person living in Minneapolis I’d be one of these kids on the street rioting because for a moment I feel rage and I’m mad and it looks like there is an enemy that’s clear. but there isn’t.