Over the past two weeks, two black men, Terence Crutcher and Keith Lamont Scott, were shot and killed by police in America.
The shootings brought renewed focus to the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
Video footage of the shootings of both Keith Lamont Scott and Terence Crutcher has since been released.
In response, Taylor Mosher, a friend of Brody Jenner's, posted a lengthy Instagram comment saying that the shootings had "nothing to do with race", and criticised both victims' conduct.
The comment, which has since been deleted, read:
I normally don’t speak about this type of stuff, but this is just ridiculous. I can’t even watch the news anymore without getting pissed off. This has nothing to do with race. White, black, brown, any color…if you have an officer of the law telling you to exit your vehicle (or do anything for that matter)…you comply. And not only do you comply, but you do so willingly and follow directions completely. And why in the world would you exit that vehicle with a weapon in hand (allegedly?!) That makes no sense! And if, let’s just say, you DON’T have a gun, why would you not put your hands up in the air and state “I do not have a gun” so that the officers can clearly see that you don’t??
He then went on to say that the "world is getting out of hand with the race issue," and questioned why "everything these days is about race?"
If I, as a white male, did those things, I’d expect that I'd be putting myself in danger of being shot because I’d be making myself a perceived threat. This world is getting out of hand with the race issue. Maybe I say that because I’m not racist. I see humans as equals. You shoot me, or you shoot an African American, we are both humans with the same beating heart. Why is everything these days about race? Why?