Solange Knowles Deletes Her Twitter After Charlottesville Violence


Solange Knowles Deletes Her Twitter After Charlottesville Violence


Solange quits Twitter and vents her frustrations over the violence at white supremacist rally in Charlottesville over the weekend.
Solange Knowles left Twitter and removed her page. The 31-year-old star was frustrated following white supremacist rally in Charlottesville that left one woman dead and many others injured. "Deleting my twitter soon, but before I dip when we gonna pull up? & what we got to do to get my new hero Takiya Thompson free?" she wrote in her last post, referring to the counter-protester who was arrested for helping pull down a Confederate statue in Durham, North Carolina.

She then ranted in a now-deleted post on Instagram, "F*** white supremacist. F*** nazis. F*** your stale a** bland a** monuments. F*** asking folks to be graceful.. My son's first day of school has been in the midst of seeing these bulls**t images that still tell him this system was built to be against him. How mofos supposed to have a fresh start with education, seeing this s**t? Thinking about demanding he not be required to take 'American History' because its deep dark rooted ugliness continues to live right now, right before our eyes."



Solange Knowles was not the only star speaking out against the white supremacist rally. Demi Lovato, Zendaya Coleman, Nick Jonas, Seth Rogen, Olivia Wilde, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Jessica Chastain, Emmy Rossum, Josh Charles, William Shatner, LeBron James and Joey King also condemned it.

Heather Heyer, a paralegal, was killed in Charlottesville. She was among the counter-protesters standing up for racism when a car plunged into the crowd. James Fields Jr., the man driving the vehicle, was arrested and charged with 2nd degree murder.

During Heyer's memorial, her parents Susan Bro and Mark Heyer delivered powerful speeches. "I'd rather have my child. But, by golly, if I gotta give her up, we're going to make it count," the mother said. "They killed her to try and shut her up, but you didn't do that. You magnified her."

Seth Meyers applauded on Twitter, "This is a heartbreakingly beautiful display of composure and grace." Blake Shelton wrote a similar post, "Incredible words from Heather Heyer's mother Susan Bro.. If you missed it look for it. What a strong and inspiring person."






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