Tiffany Haddish explained why she thought it was important to attend George Floyd's funeral, recalling witnessing numerous friends be murdered by the police.
There was much chatter about Tiffany Haddish when she was seen standing alongside Al Sharpton at George Floyd's memorial. The actress became a trending topic after people stormed social media to chastise her, but she explained why she felt the need to attend the service during her appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers. The host noted that Tiffany Haddish is usually a positive person so it must be difficult for her to dial things back as she speaks openly about serious issues.
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"I'm watching the world fall apart, and it feels like it needs to fall apart," Haddish stated. "And be put back together again in a way that's fair." She added, "I decided to go because I was invited to be there. The main thing that made me want to be there, mind you I ain't been nowhere in months, but the thing that made me want to be there is I have watched my friends be slaughtered by the police. I have watched people be murdered in front of me as a 13-year-old, 14-year-old girl and there was nothing I can do."
Tiffany Haddish became choked up as she shared her memories. "I wanted to be there in support of the family because I understand how they feel. Being there was like being there for all of my friends, whose funerals I already went to, but all my friends who passed away. All the people I went to school with who passed away. Who been locked up for no reason just 'cause they can't afford a good lawyer or accused of things that they didn't do. Being there was so powerful." Watch Tiffany Haddish below.