Kerry Washington Goes on Emotional Twitter Rant, Thanks Fans After Welcoming Second Child
By Rachel McRady
It’s a bittersweet time for Kerry Washington. The Scandal star, 39, recently welcomed her second child with husband, Nnamdi Asomugha, but on Saturday she took to Twitter to express some of the hurt she’s been feeling recently.
Washington then commented on a recent death that’s been in the news, saying, “Also the loss of #DeborahDanner has rattled my core. Not only becuz of painful truth that we must continue to affirm that #BlackLivesMatter. But also becuz #DeborahDanner was killed in the community where I was raised. Community filled w/people I know & love. So when I #sayhername my heart aches.”
Danner was a 66-year-old black woman from the Bronx, who was killed by police officers in her apartment last Tuesday. She suffered from mental illness, and police responded to a call saying she was behaving erratically.
The Golden Globe-nominated actress also encouraged her fans to go see the film Moonlight, calling it “artful food for your soul. At a time when so many of us need to be lovingly nourished.”