WE: Tiffany Haddish, the comedian and actress who appeared in films including “Girls Trip” and “Keanu,” is outraging animal rights activists with an Instagram video vowing to keep wearing furs until police “stop killing black people.”
Haddish, who posted a clip in which she’s wearing a fur vest given to her by a fan after a show at the Comedy Store in West Hollywood, Calif., said she’s protesting deaths of minorities in policy custody. Such cases garnered national scrutiny after incidents including the shooting death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray in Baltimore in 2015, which prompted riots.
In 2018, an off-duty Dallas officer fatally shot 26-year-old accountant Botham Shem Jean when she mistook his apartment for her own, and 22-year-old Stephon Clark was shot dead in his grandmother’s backyard by police investigating property damage in Sacramento, according to the New York Times. An officer was fired in six of 15 prominent cases over a three-year period but only convicted at trial in three, the news organization said.
“When the police stop killing black people, I’ll stop wearing fur,” Haddish said in her Instagram video, replayed more than 1 million times so far. “It’s my new protest. Sorry, PETA, don’t be mad at me, be mad at the police.” MORE HERE