By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Actress Nia Long is seeing firsthand what happens when you offend people on social media.
While the #BlackLivesMatter movement is getting a lot of heat from conservative based media pundits, it probably wasn’t a good idea for her to proclaim her alliance with the #AllLivesMatter movement in a recent Instagram post.
Hip Hop Hollywood writes:
Many feel the #AllLivesMatter hashtag is being used to distract or undermine the BLM’s message, one crafted out of frustration over numerous Black men and women being killed by police officers. Shortly after long posted her IG image, followers began expressing their disdain for her actions:
“I decided to delete Nia Long. No longer a follower. Good bye Nia,” one user wrote.
Another follower added, “Looks like someone is looking for employment & white checks. If all lives really mattered there would be no need for the black lives matter movement. Girl, you done f*cked up NOW. Black people are the only ones in your corner supporting you.”
“If all lives matter, we wouldn’t need to exclaim black lives matter … the purpose of the phrase to emphasize that Black lives are just as valuable and important as everyone else’s and therefore should be treated equally … smh this truly disappointing Nia!!!!”
Nia hasn’t responded to the backlash as of yet. Check out the photo below: