‘I am yoruba…….thunder fire you’– John Gboyega takes on Twitter trolls on comments about racism
Pls. I am Yoruba. All your chit chatter on this here app won’t cut into this soul. Thunder fire you. pic.twitter.com/6wdpPOIODX
— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) May 27, 2020
John Boyega has made it clear that when he tweeted that he “fucking hates racists” he was not opening up the floor for a debate.
John made the declaration on Wednesday morning, after the tragic death of George Floyd in Minnesota once again raised the issue of police brutality towards Black people.
“This just burns,” he tweeted, alongside a photo of Floyd. “Seems to be a never ending cycle. The murderers need to be charged severely. Even in the face of death this man was given zero empathy.”
Minutes later, he followed this with a second tweet, saying simply: “I really fucking hate racists.”
While many, agreed with the sentiment of John’s tweet, others began flooding his replies with counter-arguments. And he was absolutely not here for it.
Some of his critics suggested that “hate” was too strong a word for him to have used…
Others questioned his swearing, given that his role in the Star Wars franchise has meant that he has a lot of young followers on social media.
He responded to a message with GIF- ‘Pls. I am Yoruba. All your chit chatter on this here app won’t cut into this soul. Thunder fire you.’
“You lot lost your damn mind putting this on the internet,” he wrote. “Which hairstyle did you just call spiky coronavirus haircut? Are you guys okay? The media need to make sure they do research before wiring articles like this. Ya fackin dummies.”