Malala Just Shared Her Support For ‘Black Lives Matter' But People Are Saying That’s Hypocritical

By Anoosha Rehan | 2 Jun, 2020

Malala is getting flak after speaking up for the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement

On May 25, a 46-year old black man, George Floyd, was arrested and pinned to ground for allegedly buying cigarettes with a counterfeit $20 bill in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. The police officer put a knee to his neck for nine whole minutes even after George became unconscious. This unfortunate event led to the death of the black man. The news was not received well by people in the US and now that anger over persistent police brutality has also spread across the world.

 

People from around the world are coming in solidarity to join the cause for “Black Lives Matter” and that racism needs to end

Mass public protests have been observed in UK, Germany, Canada, Ireland, China, France, Italy, Zealand, Australia and in other countries. The chants “I can’t breathe” can be heard by the protestors all over the world.

 

Even big companies have been asked to speak up and join the cause or their silence would be understood as being complicit

Twitter has added the slogan #BlackLivesMatter to its official bio and is vocal about the discrimination against black people.

Netflix, too, has taken it to twitter to express its solidarity with the black people.

Nike has also been vocal about the injustice and discrimination against the black lives.

 

Even celebrities are also extending their support with the matter because not speaking up for the right thing is not an option anymore.

 

Desi celebrities have also stepped forward to join in the global cause

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There is so much work to be done and it needs to starts at an individual level on a global scale. We all have a responsibility to educate ourselves and end this hate. End this race war here in the US, and around the world. Wherever you live, whatever your circumstances, NO ONE deserves to die, especially at the hands of another because of their skin color. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ On May 25th, George Floyd was pinned down by the neck by a Minneapolis police officer and died. He laid there, fighting for his life, struggling to breathe, and other officers just stood there and watched. The officer has now been charged with murder.⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ George, I am praying for your family. ❤️ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Text “FLOYD” to 55156 and sign the petition. ⁣⁣⁣ #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd

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💔 #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd

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While everyone around the world is offering their unwavering support, Malala Yousafzai, too, issued her support for ‘Black Lives Matter’

 

However, people were quick to call out Malala for not speaking up for her own national issues

From time to time, Malala Yousafzai has tried to speak up for Muslims, and for Kashmir, repeatedly. However, it still does not seem like Pakistanis have come to terms with her. They still have their doubts which has led to this outrage over Malala supporting the cause of Black Lives Matter. People believe that by extending her support for black lives, she is playing a hypocrite by staying silent at the brutality shown towards minorities in Pakistan.

 

People questioned her for not speaking for the lives of marginalized communities of her own home country in a similar way

 

They pointed her out for not speaking about the minorities in Pakistan

 

Of course, people also took this opportunity to criticize her for not living in her own country

Aik taraf uss bechari ko apnay mulk anay ke liye kehte ho aur doosri taraf uss ko maarnay ki koshish kartay ho!

 

People, thus, called her a hypocrite for only speaking up for black lives because the matter is a popular narrative globally while staying silent about the prevailing injustice in her own country

 

However, some people are glad that Malala has spoken about this matter in time, as ending discrimination is a great cause and can be helped by the privileged speaking about it

What do you think about this incident? Let us know in the comments below.

 


Cover image via: @MalalaFund via Twitter / redbubble.com

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