(Updated) Idris Elba Draws Criticism Over His Statement Tee On Juneteenth

Idris Elba is trending on social media after he posted a photo of his statement tee on Juneteenth.

The black t-shirt read:

take my

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Many felt permission should never be granted for anyone to freely take anything from us.

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I get the point Idris Elba was trying to make with the shirt and I also understand why people are deeming it a violation.


Idris has responded to the criticism by posting a photo of a black shirt with the word, “Deleted,” on it.

The caption read, “When your own people weren’t with it. 🖤

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When your own people weren’t with it. 🖤

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