Tiffany Haddish recently took to social media to share her newfound political strategy. However, not everyone seems to be down with her method.
The stand-up comedian took to Instagram to share her views on police brutality, and what actions she intends to take in order to protest it. “When police stop killing Black people, I’ll stop wearing fur. It’s my new protest," she said. "So sorry PETA, don’t be mad at me! Be mad at the police!”
Russell Simmons took some issue with Haddish's comments, prompting him to share his opinions on the issue. The music mogul noted that while police brutality is something that should be protested at every turn, no good comes from hurting one living thing to protest another. "White supremacy is a disease that takes on many forms and has many symptoms, the abuse of other beings will not address that,” he wrote in a now-deleted Twitter post. “I love you Tiffany, but I wish you could reconsider this route of protest.”
Simmons also reiterated how important it is to speak up about discrimination. "Silence is LOUD, and unless you too speak up with me you are guilty of all that your brothers and sisters do," he said.
PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) also responded to Tiffany's comments. “We love you, Tiffany, and as an animal rights organization, we advocate for and believe in kindness towards all, including animals," the organization writes. "We hope that you choose to protest in a different way that doesn't harm any humans or any animals, but is kind to all."
Nick Cannon also weighed in on the discussion, sharing the photo alongside the words "Message Approved."