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PHARRELL Williams is under fire over comments he made in an interview about the shooting death of 18-year-old African American Michael Brown by a white police officer,, describing the teenager’s behaviour leading up to his killing as “bully-ish”.
Before he was shot dead on August 9, Brown was caught on surveillance camera stealing a few cigarillos from a convenience store in Ferguson, Missouri, and intimidating the shop owner.
“It looked very bully-ish; that in itself I had a problem with,” Williams told Ebonymagazine. “Not with the kid, but with whatever happened in his life for him to arrive at a place where that behaviour is OK. Why aren’t we talking about that?”
“The boy was walking in the middle of the street when the police supposedly told him to ‘get the f*** on the sidewalk’. If you don’t listen to that, after just having pushed a store owner, you’re asking for trouble,” he added.
In an interview with Oprah Winfrey last year, Williams angered some when he said “the new black doesn’t blame others races for our issues”.
originally posted by: Dark Ghost
He speaks truth and the media does not like it!
originally posted by: hutch622
a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe
Are you saying the media are driving this . On topic how many white people buy pharrells music . Is this him making comments to not upset his demographic .
originally posted by: Subaeruginosa
Micheal Brown probably was a bully, but the point is it doesn't excuse Darren Wilsons behavior anymore than if you tried to justify what the columbine kids did because they were being bullied.
People can believe whatever they want, but imo you just need to look into wilsons eyes in his recent interview to see that he's outright lying about how it unfolded and clearly has a major case of small man syndrome and should have never been a police officer in the first place.
It should also be obvious to anyone with any kind of intelligence or experience in being bullied that Brown stood over him and made Wilson feel insignificant. But instead of waiting for back up (like any good police officer would have done), Wilson just snapped, got out of his car and started firing off shoots in an attempt to prove he was in charge.
Like I said, this whole incident was a simple case of small man syndrome and Wilson belongs in jail for what he did to this unarmed teenager.