'Straight Up Like That': John Boyega Tells Racist White Fans To See Themselves Out Following George Floyd Post
Don't let the cyber door hit ya where the good lord split ya.
"This just burns. Seems to be a never ending cycle," Boyega wrote in a Wednesday tweet alongside a picture of the late 46-year-old.
"The murderers need to be charged severely. Even in the face of death this man was given zero empathy," the tweet continued.
This just burns. Seems to be a never ending cycle. The murderers need to be charged severely. Even in the face of death this man was given zero empathy. #RIPGeorgeFloyd #BlackLivesMatter #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd pic.twitter.com/gyuaoC6vUh— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) May 27, 2020
He then followed with a tweet asserting his sentiments toward racists.
I really fucking hate racists.— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) May 27, 2020
After sharing his abhorrence for bigots, Boyega didn't hold back against folks detracting from or attempting to argue the statement.One man, who appeared to be Black, decided it an apt time to reference a former girlfriend who didn't like white people.
"Nobody loves racists. I'm from Nigeria my ex said she hates whites so I broke up with her," the user, who goes by Dexy Dale, wrote.
"I am talking about WHITE on BLACK racism. The kind that has ruined the world not caused a lil break up with your girlfriend," Boyega responded.
I am talking about WHITE on BLACK racism. The kind that has ruined the world not caused a lil break up with your girlfriend.— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) May 27, 2020
When an "All Lives Matter" adjacent comment made its way to the chat, the Star Wars actor curved it.
I am not talking about other perspectives given the current situation is that okay?— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) May 27, 2020
Following the tweets, the Londoner hit up Instagram Live to add further clarity to his stance.
“I hate racists — with a passion," Boyega reaffirmed.
“It's very important at this time that we ignore ignorance, and we ignore people that come through and try to make these situations what they’re not. I’m not even apologizing, first of all. You better f**king believe that," the 28-year-old said. "But, there’s no way that I have the opinion that there’s no other forms of racism."
He then referenced Floyd's killing, stating that although he's not American, he's still Black.
"Of course there’s other forms of racism. But a Black man was just murdered in cold blood, in the streets, stateside, again — while saying that he can’t breathe," he said. "There’s a continuous cycle going on. I don’t live in the States, but I’m Black. So I’ll say it again: F**k you, racist white people. I said what I said. And if you don’t f**king like it, go suck a d**k. Seriously.”
"If you are a fan of me and support my work and are racist, and arguing with what I was saying, f**k off, you f**king d**kheads," he went on. "Straight up like that, that's how it's gonna go!"
Boyega then went on to say he's "not Hollywood."
"I never ever left the UK to go and live in LA," he added. "I am from London, I am from here, we have different f**king rules! We are real, we speak truth."
“You lot can’t rattle me. I’m not the guy to be rattled," Boyega went on. "I wasn’t raised by no weak people."