Shameik Moore says Rosa Parks should have taken a cab instead of bus, fuming internet declares 'he's lost it'

Rosa Park's name started trending on Twitter when 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' star made some comments about the black community


                            Shameik Moore says Rosa Parks should have taken a cab instead of bus, fuming internet declares 'he's lost it'
Shameik Moore and Rosa Park (Getty Images)

Known as the "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement", Rosa Parks was a civil rights activist who refused to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama.

Recently, her name started trending on Twitter when 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' star Shameik Moore made some comments about the black community, and in his rant, he said that Rosa Parks "should have taken a cab". In a long Twitter thread, he said, "See I have a very strong opinion that the black community hates to hear.. but needs to hear... we need to learn how to deal with police... and or racism... because THIS is the part of the scenario we have failed to fix." He also added, "We have to work on our community before blaming everything on 'racist' and police. 1... there is STILL black on black violence that needs to be addressed... and 2.. if we KNOW that the wrong white person could change our whole life with a false accusation," and further wrote, "So honestly... everyone tweeting me... step out of defense mode for a second... because there is no 'losing me' I AM black... AND iv probably dealt with more police situations than most black people that comment on what’s going on (sic)."

He also shared three videos of him shedding light on the recent deaths in the black community and doled out his thoughts. His comment about Rosa Parks hit people on the internet right in the chest. "Did Shameik really say that Rosa Parks should’ve just taken a cab??????????? Omg he’s LOST it," one said and another posted, "Last year y'all were disturbing Harriet Tubman's spirit. Now, y'all wanna disturb Rosa Parks??"

In this handout from the United States Postal Service, the new Rosa Parks commemorative stamp issued by the US Postal Service honoring civil rights icon is seen (Getty Images)

'Parenthood' actress Reagan Gomez joined in, saying, "Rosa Parks should’ve taken a cab. That’s...where we are today. Rosa should’ve known there was a Black-owned taxi cab company. I..." Replying to her tweet, one said, "Same sis... same ... and he said it with such confidence." One wrote, "Miles Morales said Rosa Parks shoulda took a cab???? Is that what I just read???" and another said, "YOU THINK ROSA PARKS WAS WALKING AROUND WITH A F****NG NICE SHINY F****NG DRESS ON WITH A F****NG CROWN ON HER HEAD WHEN SHE WAS TAKING THE BUS?  TO FREEDOM????!!!!" One said, "Mrs. Rosa Parks was minding her business and at her Heavenly rest and here comes Shameik," and another wrote, "Shamiek Moore said Rosa Parks wasn’t supporting black businesses, yeah Franklin Saint from Snowfall bout to be getting a phone call to be Miles Morales any day now." Mocking the entire fiasco, one said, "They gone say Rosa Parks should’ve taken a lift in 2040 I’m so tired."

With all the ruckus, it seems like social media is getting a bit darker every day, don't you think?

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