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13 More Tone-Deaf Things Celebs Have Said During The George Floyd/Black Lives Matter Protests

Do better.

Obviously, it's very important for celebrities to use their platforms to speak out against racism and the injustices in the world right now, especially police brutality. A lot of celebrities have used their platforms and position of influence to speak out in a positive, productive way.

However, some celebs have been doing some pretty tone-deaf, even bizarre things in response to the Black Lives Matter movement.

Here are 14 examples of mistakes we can learn from:

1. Karol G tweeted, "The perfect example that black and white together look beautiful. #BlackLivesMatter'":

2. Olivia Jade posted a long message about racism and white privilege weeks after her mom pleaded guilty in the college admissions scandal:

3. Meghan McCain tweeted that her neighborhood was "eviscerated" after protests...

My neighborhood in Manhattan is eviscerated and looks like a war zone. DeBlasio and Cuomo are an utter disgrace. This is not America. Our leaders have abandoned us and continue to let great American cities burn to the ground and be destroyed. I never could have fathomed this

...then admitted she wasn't even in New York:

1. I am six months pregnant - a gossip organization is about to run a story of where me and my family are currently. I sent a tweet yesterday based on the news I saw happening in midtown we all have been watching all over different media platforms...

4. Fashion editor Carine Roitfeld wrote this extremely confusing Instagram comment, saying, model "Anok Yai is not a black woman. She is my friend, I missing!":

5. Drew Brees said he won't "agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States" when asked about kneeling during the national anthem:

Highlight: @readdanwrite asks @drewbrees what the star NFL quarterback thinks about "players kneeling again when the NFL season starts." @drewbrees: “I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country.” Full exchange:

He later apologized.

6. Emma Watson posted three of these black squares during #BlackoutTuesday with a border on each to fit her Instagram aesthetic:


She later apologized.

7. Real Housewife Kim Zolciak-Biermann debuted her swimwear line and people were like, "Read the room, Kim":

8. Real Housewife Kelly Dodd condemned protesters on Instagram, saying, "These people are losing their minds. This is terrorism on our land." Then she participated in #BlackoutTuesday:

@RHOC_KellyDodd youve been trying to listen and learn for years and still haven’t learned anything but hope you’re actually trying

9. Real Housewife Kameron Westcott posted vacation pictures while discussing the death of George Floyd:

10. Ellen DeGeneres tweeted this — and then deleted it after it was poorly received:

11. Taika Waititi, who is from New Zealand, went viral for this tone-deaf tweet about looting:

You know the lines are getting blurred when "protestors" are looting Urban Outfitters for 3 dollar Led Zep and Ramones t-shirts.

12. Olivia Holt tweeted this weird anecdote about a Black Lives Matter sticker:

13. And lastly, actor Rachel Griffiths posted a manicure pic while "people are dying":


Filmmaker Taika Waititi is from New Zealand. A previous version of this post misstated the country he is from.

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