The phrase “All Lives Matter” may seem to be a benign statement about respecting and valuing all people regardless of race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
However, in many cases, #AllLivesMatter has become a flippant response used to marginalized and mock the Black Lives Matter movement.
The hashtag is also controversial because many of the conservatives that state “All Lives Matter” do not regularly speak out against deadly police violence against African-Americans. They also tend to be supporters of warfare overseas and the death penalty which allows critics to claim the “All Lives Matter” statement is hypocritical and insincere.
Several celebrities have found themselves catching backlash for posting #AllLivesMatter on social media. One of the most recent receivers of negative reactions online was singer/actress Jennifer Lopez.
Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane is now facing some of that same criticism after reports circulated that he is headlining an “All Lives Matter/Stop the Violence” concert in Biloxi, Mississippi.
Apparently, a portion of the proceeds from the concert are going to benefit the families of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, but that did not stop Twitter users from questioning Gucci’s supposed decision to participate in an event with the title “All Lives Matter.”
Read some of the tweets below.
Gucci headlining the “all lives matter concert”….
talk to him before I do cause Ima hurt his feelings pic.twitter.com/F15o7GaxKH
— Jel (@WhyUMadThough) July 15, 2016
Im 90% sure Gucci don’t know what All Lives Matter even means
— #RememberDaAlamo (@FreebandzAjani) July 15, 2016
Kevin Gates, Fetty Wap and now Gucci supporting All Lives Matter? These yalls mans?
— JORDΛN (@ChefMabrie) July 15, 2016
Let it be known to the tl right now that I will be Black Lives Matter’ing @ the All Lives Matter Gucci show in Biloxi, MS on Sept. 24
— Croissant Louverture (@reaganschmagan) July 15, 2016
Gucci Mane doing an All Lives Matter show?
I always liked Jeezy more.
— Kwesi (@BellicoseGarvey) July 14, 2016
just gonna assume that Gucci headlining an All Lives Matter concert is part of his probation.
— ⚜ (@TrapGawdd) July 14, 2016
Gucci having an all lives matter concert? But all lives matter isn’t even a thing? Like Black Lives Matter has organizers and everything.
— Tim (@prvcticeNYC) July 14, 2016
If this Gucci all lives matter concert is real I’ll channel my inner nig nog and entertain this cloning bullshit
— ☥Hotep Tcat☥ (@TcatdaGod) July 15, 2016
Y’all know Gucci kinda slow. He don’t know da difference between black lives matter & all lives matter
— Y U N G J E F E ⚖☄ (@chicagotone_) July 15, 2016
If Gucci mane headlining an all lives matter concert, it’s probably so he get off house arrest early lol.
— Press Repeat (@RePeat901) July 15, 2016
Cloned Gucci performing at all lives matter concert
— MF MU$A (@Blvkkkhouse1) July 15, 2016