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    Posted on Jul 19, 2015

    Matt McGorry Responded Perfectly To People Who Use "All Lives Matter" As A Response To "Black Lives Matter"

    "'Black Lives Matter' doesn't mean other lives don't."

    You probably know Matt McGorry from Netflix's Orange Is the New Black and ABC's How to Get Away With Murder.

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    He's very active on social media and he's very vocal about feminism and social issues in general, which is why it's no surprise that he took to Twitter this weekend to address the hashtag #AllLivesMatter.

    McGorry began tweeting on Friday evening about how people who say "All Lives Matter" in response to "Black Lives Matter" are inherently undermining the meaning of the latter's movement.

    Here's what McGorry had to say on Twitter:

    (1) For people who think they are being more inclusive by saying #AllLivesMatter in response to #BlackLivesMatter , they are in reality

    (2) (un)consciously undermining the purpose of the movement because THIS particular movement is about SPECIFIC issues, as any decently

    (3) effective movement is. For example, it's hard to have an effective protest that's about gender equality, animal rights, racial equality,

    (4) and saving the environment because that's not how getting shit done works. But I've never seen #AllLivesMatter promoted by someone who

    (5) actually fights for social justice. So someone getting up in arms bc of #BlackLivesMatter while they sit on the sidelines and do little

    (6) to nothing for Black lives or anyone's other than their own is probably not actually promoting that "All Lives Matter (Equally)" as

    (7) much as they're trying to take down the idea that #blacklivesmatter" and denying its necessity and value. So. Show me the person who

    (8) spends their life fighting for all lives ACTUALLY mattering and who says #AllLivesMatter and I'll show you a world where people are

    (9) treated like they actually do (neither of those things as far as I've seen). Now I don't know much about all of this but I know enough

    (10) to not consciously or unconsciously undermine a very needed movement that promotes EQUALITY. #BlackLivesMatter #EricGarner

    McGorry also acknowledged his position as a privileged public figure as the reason for speaking up for the greater good:

    @MattMcGorry i seriously appreciate the fact that you're willing to stand up for truth regardless of what people may think

    It feels like the least I can do with all the privilege I've been afforded, but thank you. https://t.co/rhEcoOhgN3

    And there you have it, ladies and gents. Shout-out to McGorry for being so woke.

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