Tokyo Jetz made a joke that she would "George Floyd" her hairstylist while on Instagram Live.
Our nation is in serious pain right now after the preventable deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and countless other people of color who have lost their lives to police brutality and racist attacks in the last several months. As protests intensify, people continue to be outraged over the treatment of people of color in the world. Nobody should be treated as though they are a second-rate human and the fight will not stop until everyone is considered equal.
Tokyo Jetz, a rapper signed to Grand Hustle, is facing some major backlash for making insensitive comments on her social media channel, broadcasting her day on Instagram Live and playing around with her hairstylist. During the Live, the rapper put her hairdresser in a headlock and made the following joke: "I'ma George Floyd your muthafuckin’ ass."
George Floyd was killed last week after a since-fired police officer kneeled on his neck, restricting his airway for several minutes. He was suspected of using a counterfeit $20 bill.
"The fact that u could even say that... @REALTOKYOJETZ shit not a joke ! CANCELED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!," said one person.
A number of others are standing tall as critics pick her apart for mocking the death of George Floyd, especially when so many other celebrities and people in her position have been using their platforms to uplift people of color and protest in the streets.
What do you make of what she said?