May 12, 2017
When the topic of the Black Lives Matter movement came up, TLC‘s Rozonda ‘Chilli’ Thomas candidly spoke to Channel 4 News during a press appearance in the U.K.
You can guess what happened when the internet heard about her statement:
When Usher found out that Chilli said All Lives Matter pic.twitter.com/uKgo4flrF5
— Ju. (@JuChainz) May 10, 2017
@Channel4News She really said " i feel sorry for people it affects" like she's not an American living in America. 😂😂
— Girl Almighty (@IamAfsa) May 10, 2017
ME: TLC is empowering & inspirational, I love them.
Chilli: All Lives Matter
— Jerome Trammel (@MrJeromeTrammel) May 10, 2017
In an exclusive interview with The Shade Room, the 46-year-old, attempted to clarify her statements that rightfully left many puzzled:
“Of course Black Lives Matter and the killing of young black boys is heartbreaking to all of us,” she said. “Everyone knows I am a black mother of a black son so there is no way I could watch what’s happening and not be affected. That video was from an interview in London asking me about issues happening in the U.S. My response was inclusive of everyone, but not meant to undervalue the Black Lives Matter movement or to suggest police brutality against blacks is acceptable.”
So why didn’t she just say that in the beginning?
TELL US: Too little, too late or do you agree with Chilli?