She might come to regret this!
Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas of TLC has made some comments about the Black Lives Matter movement that may come back to haunt her.
The singer was being interviewed alongside bandmate Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins on Channel 4 UK Tuesday when she was asked for her thoughts on BLM.
“For me, all lives matter, you know what I mean? Because there’s a time when different groups are targeted for different things. Even with the police brutality against these young black boys and stuff like that, and all of that kind of stuff is wrong. Even if it was a Caucasian teen kid this was happening to, it’s just not right.”
Although it’s true that police brutality is awful no matter who it’s targeting, be it a white person or a black person, the truth is that black people are disproportionately affected by it, more than any other group. Unfortunately, there is still confusion on what the movement is about.
Some people on Twitter have already called her out, with tweets such as:
TLC didn’t say ‘all lives matter’ Chilli said ‘all lives matter’. Drag her and leave T-Boz out of it.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ dad (@animalfriespls) May 10, 2017
However, she does go on to call for better vetting of police officers:
“Some people take that authoritative position and go crazy with it obviously. I think that before people are higher in these positions, they need to do a background check or mental stability check on them to see if they can really handle being in a position like that.”
Meanwhile, T-Boz addresses Donald Trump‘s presidency, and how she really just doesn’t care for him:
“I don’t care about Donald Trump. I mean, God is my president, so I just feel sorry for people it affects. But I don’t care about him…I worked on Celebrity Apprentice when he wasn’t president and I wasn’t too fond of him then. So I don’t care really.”
There you have it, TLC fans!
Watch the full clip (below)!
[Image via YouTube.]