Maybe not the best person to talk about privilege.
You know YouTuber Olivia Jade by now. She’s the daughter of Fuller House actor Lori Loughlin.
Well, Olivia recently posted on Instagram about the global Black Lives Matter movement right now.
“As a person who was born into privilege based on my skin color and financial situation, I was not always aware that these issues were still so present. And that makes me feel awful. But that also fuels me,” she wrote.
“It makes me want to learn more and do more and be better for all my beautiful black friends and any other person who faces discrimination.”
“I’m not racist and I never have been, but I need to speak up about this because just not being racist isn’t enough. It outrages me,” she added. “It makes me feel sick. It brings me to tears. THERE SHOULD NOT BE SUCH A GAP BETWEEN PEOPLE LIKE THIS. We need to support and stand up and speak and use our WHITE PRIVILEGE TO STOP THIS.”
Her statement, while well-intentioned, was met with backlash and viewed as tone deaf — especially given her situation:
It’s worth noting that Olivia Jade has posted about donating to Black Lives Matter, which is great. But maybe she shouldn’t be lecturing about privilege.
What are your thoughts on her statement? Let me know in the comments below.
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