Keri Hilson wanted to help raise awareness, but a fan attempted to shut her down by saying her real purpose was to show off her looks.
It's been an intense few days. A white woman named Amy Cooper dubbed "Central Park Karen" lost her job after she pretended to be in distress while calling the police on a black man who asked her to put a leash on her dog. Then, shocking news circulated after a video showing an unarmed, handcuffed man named George Floyd being suffocated to death by four Minneapolis police officers.
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Both events, especially the latter, have caused people from all walks of life to step forward to vocalize their disgust. Singer Keri Hilson shared a black and white photo of herself and wrote in the caption, "We don't choose 'black or white,' but we DO choose 'right or wrong.'" An Instagram user took the opportunity to tell Keri Hilson that she "ain't talking about nothing" and only wanted to "show off [her] looks with [her] perfect lighting." She didn't appreciate the response.
"Ahhhh shut up. I gave a f*ck about a photo today. I'm angry," Keri replied. "Found a pointless black & white photo in my phone to make a point on serious matters in my caption. Because I express thru words & sh*t is heavy on my heart. People read captions over HERE. WE ain't the shallow type. Furthermore, I post what I want, how I want. Gone somewhere w/ ur judgement. There's serious sh*t to be concerned with." Read the exchange below.