Whoopi Goldberg Checks DeRay Mckesson
Whoopi Goldberg came for DeRay McKesson on “The View” after he took offense to an ape wearing a blue vest in 20th Century Fox’s War for the Planet of the Apes.
The Black Lives Matter activist, who is known for wearing his signature blue vest, took to Twitter to let everyone know how grimy Hollywood is for low-key mocking him.
Given the history of rendering black people as apes, I’m offended & appalled by the lack of consciousness in Hollywood. #PlanetOfTheApes
In associating black people w/ apes, active work is being done to perpetuate the dehumanization of black ppl in mass media.
DeRay has since deleted the tweets after being put on notice by director Robby Starbuck and many others.
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