Even Nia Long is subject to criticism on social media. And now she’s clearing the air.
The actress got lots of backlash after she posted an Instagram message that included the caption #AllLivesMatter a few months ago. From one fan who said she would be losing her “Black Don’t Crack Card” to another who warned her she would be “Cancelled,” her post proved that even the beloved Nia Long isn’t exempt from getting a little negativity on the Internet.
But now Long, who is slated to star opposite Mike Epps in ABC’s new series “Uncle Buck”, is setting the record straight.
She told EURWeb:
“I’m thinking in general lives, meaning everyone. And it’s like a hashtag just changes the whole trajectory of your popularity on social media! At the end of the day, I don’t care who you are. If you’re in jail for something you did not do, you should be exonerated. At the end of the day, we are all human beings. So yes, all lives do matter. And it’s not a disrespect, and it’s not a campaign. It’s just what I think.”
Check out her full interview below.