Wednesday, April 28, 2021

DJ Envy Criticized for Defending Actions of Cop Who Fatally Shot 16-Year-Old Ma’Khia Bryant


For the fifth time, the Breakfast Club team welcomed Dr. Umar Johnson—who’s been widely criticized for telling people to skip out on the COVID-19 vaccine, as well as his massively detrimental pushing of homophobic messages—to the show.

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About 40 minutes into Monday’s appearance, the topic of the recent police killingof 16-year-old Black girl Ma’Khia Bryant was broached. Earlier this month, Bryant was fatally shot by a cop in Columbus, Ohio named Nicholas Reardon. The killing inspired protests, with many pointing out the inherent hypocrisy of the department’s claims of such force being necessary, despite the numerous examples of white people being calmly taken into custody after committing heinous acts of violence.

Previously, the Breakfast Club’s DJ Envy was slammed for his police-favoring comments on the Bryant shooting, with particular emphasis placed on a clip in which he and fellow host Charlamagne tha God argued over the officer’s use of deadly force.

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