One of the leading voices of the Black Lives Matter movement took some shots at actress Rebel Wilson for her comedic bit on police officer strippers at the MTV Video Music Awards Sunday night.
On Twitter, activist DeRay McKesson wrote: “@RebelWilson/@MTV, police violence isn’t a joke, as the deaths of #TamirRice, #RekiaBoyd, #FreddieGray, #MikeBrown, & #MyaHall remind us.”
Wearing a t-shirt reading “F*ck Tha Stripper Police,” Wilson never mentioned police violence, aiming her jokes at the strippers who dress up like cops, saying: “A lot of people have problem with the police, but I really hate police strippers.”
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— bill kelly (@tada12344321) August 31, 2015
@deray Sorry, but nothing's off limits in comedy. Not everyone is required to find it funny.
— Plain Old Kyle (@imar327) August 31, 2015