*The Rev. Al Sharpton may have kept the plight of those protesting the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner in the public eye with this past weekend’s March on Washington, but rapper/actor/TV host Bow Wow was not moved.
The “106 & Park” co-host voiced his opinion about Sharpton and his motivation for being amongst the protestors with the following post on his Facebook page:
Stationed outside the U. S. Capital, Sharpton stood next to the families affected by the loss of loved ones at the hands of police as he proclaimed the movement to bring wrongdoing by the police to light will not end anytime soon.
“You thought you’d sweep it under the rug. You thought there’d be no limelight. We are going to keep the light on Michael Brown, on Eric Garner, on Tamir Rice, on all of these victims because the only way — I’m sorry, I come out of the ‘hood — the only way you can make roaches run, you got to cut the light on,” Sharton said.
Bow Wow’s post apparently struck a nerve with a few folks. Some who saw it agreed with what he wrote, while others wondered exactly what he was doing for the cause. The post is the latest shot fired by the entertainer, who criticized Sharpton’s presence in Ferguson in August after Brown’s death. According to Bow Wow, the MSNBC host has a habit of always being where the TV cameras are.
Bow Wow isn’t the only one coming down on Sharpton’s knack for attracting public attention to him. The activist caught a thumbs down from the aunt of Akai Gurley, the young man who got shot in a dark stairwell last month by a rookie cop in Brooklyn. In her eyes, Sharpton was guilty of doing too much as the family prepared to bury Akai. So much so that she told the New York Post that Sharpton tried to deliver the eulogy without talking to the family about it first.
So does Bow Wow really have a point with what he’s saying about Sharpton or is it a question of what has Bow Wow done for the cause?
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