During a recent segment for Channel 4 News in the UK, Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas and Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins were asked about their feelings towards the Black Lives Matter movement and their responses were a bit interesting.
“I personally didn’t go into any marches, or anything like that, but for me, all lives matter, you know what I mean,” Chili stated.
She continued, “Because there is a time when different groups are targeted for different things, you know what I’m saying? So, I just think that, just the whole — what happened, police brutality, against these young black boys, all of that kind of stuff is wrong, even if it was a Caucasian teen kid that this was happening to or whatever,” she continued. “It’s just not right, and some people take that authoritative position, and go crazy with it obviously. I think that before people are higher in these positions, they need to do some kind of better background check on them, or mental stability check to see if they can really handle being in a position like that.”
The interviewer Jasmine Dotiwala followed up by asking the duo what it was like to be “a black woman in America in the age of Donald Trump.”
T-Boz replied, “I don’t care about Donald Trump,” she said. “I mean, God is my president. I just feel sorry for the people it affects, but I don’t care about him.”
American girl group TLC respond to a question about Black Lives Matter by saying "all lives matter". pic.twitter.com/y2wv48NJei
— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) May 9, 2017
Everyone is entitled to an opinion; however, TLC’s upcoming album is funded by fans’ financial support. You would think that they would put more thought into these answer and be more aware that both police brutality and policies enacted by Donald Trump can have a negative impact on their fan base, many of which are minorities.