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Prince Jackson Goes on Controversial Twitter Rant After Recent Killings By Police Officers

by Alex Ungerman 12:41 PM PDT, July 07, 2016
Playing Prince Jackson Goes on Controversial Twitter Rant After Recent Killings By Police Officers

Prince Jackson has drawn criticism for his response to recent police killings of black men.

After two separate shooting deaths at the hands of police -- Alton Sterling and Philando Castile -- were captured on video, causing widespread public outcry, the late Michael Jackson's son took to Twitter to speak out against the incidents, while also criticizing the Black Lives Matter movement.

"We are now living in a world where it's dangerous to go to public gatherings because of terrorist attacks and we cannot feel safe," the 19-year-old tweeted. "Because the one group of people who are tasked(and payed) for our protection are shooting our brothers and sisters."

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"That's not to say all cops are brutal racists, that's not the case, but there are a significant few who have ruined the lives of many," he added. "It's time to stand up, for your safety, your family's safety, your loved ones' safety and even your neighbors' safety."

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However, Jackson's tweets began prompting backlash when he wrote, "Everyone need to look in the mirror and start the change there because it's not just black lives that matter it's all lives," following up the tweet by promoting the #AllLivesMatter hashtag.

"If there is some confusion let me correct myself. Black lives do matter and unfortunately are being wrongfully executed," he continued. "But to focus on one race excludes other races. I was raised by the world and know how different races are prosecuted."

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Read more of Jackson's tweets below.

Many Twitter users reacted to Jackson's tweets. One person wrote, "Black Lives Matter isn't excluding or devaluing other lives.

Another person implored Jackson to listen to his late father's song, "They Don't Care About Us," which contain's lyrics such as, "I am the victim of police brutality, now I'm tired of bein' the victim of hate."

The Sterling killing in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Tuesday is under federal investigation and has caused many celebs to speak out on social media, including Drake, Jesse Williams, and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

"It's impossible to ignore that the relationship between black and brown communities and law enforcement remains as strained as it was decades ago," Drake wrote in an open letter on Instagram. "No one begins their lives as a hashtag. Yet the trend of being reduced to one continues."

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