AceShowbiz - Shameik Moore has enraged Twitter users yet again. The 25-year-old actor had earlier gone on Instagram Live to apologize after offending black community with his George Floyd comments, but the said Live session only brought another trouble for him as he talked about Rosa Parks.
Rosa, a late activist in the civil rights movement, rose to prominence for resisting bus segregation. During his IG Live, Shameik said instead of taking a bus, Rosa should've have taken a cab. "Rosa Parks, sitting at the front of the bus, right?. What we don't know as a black community is, [there were] black-owned taxi cabs and black buses that could have been used during that time. This is something a lot of people might not want to hear," he said.
The comment didn't sit well with many people, who think that Shameik blamed black people for the social injustice. "Do you think Rosa Parks was walking around with a f***ing nice shiny f***ing dress on with a f***ing crown on her head when she was tryna catch the bus??? TO FREEDOM!!!" someone hotly responded to the "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" star's remark.
A second Twitter user laughed at his comment, "Shameik really did say Rosa Parks could've taken a cab instead of the bus hahahahahahahahaha." Another baffled person wrote, "Shameik Moore said with a straight face that Rosa Parks could’ve took a taxi. Aliens, please come get us NOW!"
Shameik earlier came under fire for saying that black community should find a way to avoid being killed or hunted, instead of calling for an end to police violence. Responding to the backlash, he said on IG Live, "Power hungry policemen should absolutely be reprimanded, should absolutely be punished for their behavior, for how they're handling us, for taking our brothers, our sisters, our fathers, our mothers."
He then explained that he gave his take on the situation after seeing a video of a young man "barking" at a cop and he wanted to start a conversation on how to deescalate situation during interactions with police. "Is there another way to handle those situations," he continued. Still, he realized that he offended black community with his statements, saying, "I apologized to anybody I offended in the black community. That was not my intention. I'm not trying to disappoint anybody but I'm trying to think of solution."