Tyler Joseph slammed for saying 'Black Lives Matter' after months of silence: 'Too late for him to save face'

'Admitting that black lives have worth is the literal bare minimum and an apology still hasn't come out of his mouth'


                            Tyler Joseph slammed for saying 'Black Lives Matter' after months of silence: 'Too late for him to save face'
Tyler Joseph says 'Black Lives Matter' a little too late (Getty Images)

Tyler Joseph has tweeted ‘Black Lives Matter’ on March 24 after months of silence but the internet is not ready to let go of the last September's BLM controversy involving his platform shoes just yet. Tyler Joseph’s "insensitive" comment made on September 2, 2020, regarding the BLM movement sparked a lot of criticism and flak as the Twenty One Pilots member had to apologize later and shared a few links to 'help' the movement.

 



 

To put the controversy in context, Tyler Joseph made an almost tone-deaf (now deleted) post on BLM in September where the 32-year-old ‘Vessel’ crooner wrote, "You guys keep asking me to use my platforms. Feels good to dust these bad boys off" sharing a picture of his white platform shoes. The comment attracted a sea of criticism and the singer justified the post on September 3, saying he uses humor as a tool to fight depression and anxiety.

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Social media users slammed him

Joseph's new tweet has brought a lot of responses from the internet slamming him for dismissing and mocking the movement in September and being mum all these months. His tweet comes 'too late', users opined. A user said, "All the nonblack people accepting this "apology" imma need yall to step back. I also don't wanna hear no "well I'm black and idc about it or I have a black friend" doesn't mean others don't find this shit to be any less rude or offensive when it took 8 months for him to say this!" And added, "Yall wanna be like omg thank you so much for saying this, over the BARE FUCKING MINIMUM!"

A fan slammed, "admitting that black lives have worth is the literal bare minimum and an apology still hasn't come out of his mouth. what he needs to do is acknowledge what he did and at least support black lives using his platform!"

Tyler Joseph of Twenty One Pilots (Getty Images)



 



 



 

Some users had different opinions as one pointed out, "yall saying he’s a little late and acting like blm is just a trend..." while another said, "Y’all cancelled him for “not using his platform” and now when he does yall shame him for that too? If he would’ve said it earlier people would’ve said it was for clout. Black lives always matter!"

A similar tweet read, ""a bit late" is very weird for yall to mention. black lives matter isnt a trend. its not something we should only speak about when the BLM protests were at a high and when racial injustice is brought to our attention. black lives must ALWAYS be treasured. yall weird." However, a user replied, "hes too late because he dismissed the fuck out of the same issue a couple months ago. its too late for him to save face and act like he actually cares!"



 



 



 



 

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