There is a time and a place for everything.
In the wake of the senseless murder of unarmed 18-year-old Mike Brown, former NBA Wizard, Gilbert Arenas, took to his Instagram account to speak out about the Ferguson rioters. While the post has since been deleted–but not before being picked up by several media outlets– Arenas began his lengthy Instagram rant by paying condolences to the family of Mike Brown and then immediately called the black community “dumb.” The former point guard goes onto say “the racism fight has never been #blackvswhite, it’s always been #blackvsblack.” Read his words below
“I would like to start off by saying too the family of the victim GOD BLESS#RIPmichealbrown you will be missed: too EVERY African American out there..how dumb are we really???every time we hear some bad news, the first thing we do is #RIOT #ROB #STEAL #BURN sh-t in our OWN neighborhoods..this racism fight has never been #blackvswhite, it’s ALWAYS been #blackvsblack from what the stats.. About 10 riots from the black community over the years and the only thing damaged ,was the BLACK COMMUNITY by The BLACK COMMUNITY..only reason they issue riot police isssss just in case you actually got smart enough to walk 6 blocks ,YALL ain’t f-cking up white rich sh-t smdh”
But oh, Arenas’ unprecedented level of no-chillism continues to escalate when he compares Rev. Al Sharpton’s behavior to that of a THOT.
“FAMILiES of the victims pleaseeeeee stop asking #alsharpton to speak or ur behalf,you have a better chance having #caesar the monkey from #planetoftheapes to get justice for you..the stats also show AL coon sharpton has not helped one situation he has protested at,he actually made it worst and because of him the jury goes the other way..(think about it) Jena six,trayvon and the list goes back way back..#AL ur like a #THOT in the club,lookn for attention what u said at trayvons rally #enoughisenough ur right were tired of u PRETENDING”
This boils down to a lack of respect. Everyone is entitled to their opinions, but the parents of Mike Brown have not yet buried their son, and the tensions within Ferguson are still high. Now was not the time, nor was it the place.