While Jenelle was delayed in her response to the current outrage across America and was possibly judged amongst other celebrities and public figures for staying silent. There were those who got criticized for just posting a black box and stopped there, instead of acting on something contributive, the Black Lives Matter activists do believe the ‘post-n-forget’ black squares don’t go far enough.
Well hold your horses, everyone, Jenelle obviously arrived late to the party for a reason, she clearly thought things through and approached this sensitive racial crisis maturely.
Ex Teen Mom 2 star Jenelle Evans got attacked for not sharing anything about the #BlackOutTuesday. However, she actually took part in something rather meaningful. Jenelle went live on Instagram with Bo Roc ( Activist and founding member of the platinum group ' The Doveshack ', Justified Smith ( Activist and Founder of " Fathers In Hip Hop ", and Top 40 Rap artist Kyd Knarly . <<<< Click for follow!
Numerous followers were grateful for her input. And for using her fan power of millions of followers to help spread awareness using the voice of those on the frontlines, like the people she interviewed.
Janelle captioned “Spreading Awareness” on her live Instagram video;
The first guest was Bo Roc from The Dove Shack. The activist said, “I myself have been a victim of police brutality.” So, this “hits home” for him. He did not admit that the protesters in the frontlines started the turmoil. He feels policing should be more about working with the communities not against them, ”punishing” them.
Justified Smith was also interviewed who is the founder of ' Fathers In Hip Hop '. He told Jenelle that it’s unfortunate that black dads need to discuss the police with their kids. After all, they seem more likely to get into situations with them than white people. Jenelle asked him how white parents could prepare their children for racial inequality issues. He said that they need to hold those conversations and they “can’t sugar-coat the message.” Parenting plays a major role in bringing children up with awareness, he told Janelle.
Kyd Knarly, her final guest, a Top 40 charted rapper who feels deeply about racism in the united states. Says he believes that Martin Luther King succeeded because he “had Congress behind him.” He did agree that Congress needs to step up and start to make active changes against racism across the country. And that the police department needs serious policy changes.
At the end of the day, Jenelle stepped up and used her fan base for the good of the cause, and we commend her for that! Whatever the haters say after the fact is pointless because the GOOD has already been done.
Jenelle spoke to Celebernation and had this to say " No matter what I do people will always have something negative to say even about the positive things I do, at this point their opinion doesn't matter at all and no hater will stop me from trying to do what I can or feel is right, how is using my fan base of millions of people wrong?
I was there to listen and help others use my fan base to spread a message, not to pretend or to clout chase, I did a lot more listening than talking because I appreciated the voice and power of these activists that are actually out there living it, on the front lines and approaching this as community leaders "
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