Since New York Magazine broke the story about how Black Lives Matter’s founders Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Melina Abdullah, allegedly used the money donated to the “activist” group to buy a $6 million, 6,500-square foot mansion, many have started to speculate about the group’s true intentions.
Now, after the 2020 BLM riots, the Twitter account @Blklivesmatter, which was once amassing multiple hundreds of thousands in likes and retweets, now is struggling to garner 100 likes. Their popularity and credibility are shot, and the only ones who still believe they’re a group with an activist cause are either complicit or ignorant.
Among those who believed they’ve been scammed by Black Lives Matter include the wife of Ozzy Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne. Osbourne, a T.V. personality, stated that she’d like her $900,000 donation returned by the allegedly fraudulent activist group.
According to the Daily Wire:
“Do you agree with Kanye’s point?”
the reporter pressed.
After saying she’s not sure what Ye’s point is, the reporter explained how he says Black Lives Matter is a scam.
“Oh, well, yeah,”
“We gave $900,000 to that, and I’d like my money back,”
she said with a laugh.
“Wish he could have said that before!”
Sharon Osbourne used to be the star of a daytime talk show until she was fired for alleged racist rhetoric – rhetoric that was nothing more than defending Piers Morgan, her friend, who was being berated by the media for criticisms of Meghan Markle.
Osborne’s allegedly racist rhetoric included,
“It’s not the exact words of racism,”
“It’s the implication and the reaction to it. To not want to address that because [Markle] is a black woman and to try to dismiss it, or to make it seem like less than what it is, that’s what makes it racist.”
This, of course, is not racist. Markle’s argument that people both white or black have the same ability to be criticized, or at least not shielded by the media is a stance of equality, not racism or prejudice.
Osbourne donated to Black Lives Matter for a noble reason in her eyes. However, it’s a slap in the face to have the money you assumed would be going to a good cause later be used to buy a mansion.