Shaun King Got Dragged Off Of Twitter
Shaun King’s role in the Black Lives Matter movement has been an interesting point of contention to say the least. While his role in reporting the unjust murders of Black men and women across the country has been invaluable, his other work has been questioned from the very beginning. There were numerous incidences of him allegedly asking for money for various causes – Tamir Rice, Bree Newsome, etc. – and stories coming out that the cash didn’t go where he said it would.
Then there’s the story of Justice Together – and organization headed by King that fell apart under speculation of more money mismanagement. Things came to a head Sunday night when King sent out this tweet aimed at Deray and Netta in defense of his own practices of sharing videos without trigger warnings beforehand.
The tweet was messy and disappointing and ended up with people finally coming for him for receipts and his “shady” maneuvers in the past. Take a look. No matter what ends up happenings, we hope King keeps reporting on the injustices we face every day as it’s incredibly important work. Still, this was not a good look for him.