No disrespect to the ice-bucket challenge, but actor Orlando Jones has morphed the viral phenomenon into a provocative message about Ferguson, Mo. and the shooting of Michael Brown.
After dumping a bucket of bullets over his head, Jones, who currently stars in the TV series Sleepy Hollow, explains:
"I think the intentions behind the ice challenge ... is great, and I'm gladly going to send my $100 check to support ALS, however, oh man, this past week I watched an American city become something akin to a war zone," Jones says in the video, in which he also points out that he's a lifetime member of the NRA and a special member of the Louisiana State Police. "It's a sort of us versus them mentality ... It all seems to stem from some militarized police force threatening the rights of people to assemble. ... I'm not pointing any fingers at anybody here but myself and I'm asking something very hard of myself. I'm challenging myself to listen without prejudice, to love without limits and to reverse the hate."
The video ends on a graphic with the hashtags #justiceformichaelbrown, #weareallferguson and #reversethehate.
[Via Daily Dot]