Earlier this week, Black Lives Matter activists DeRay McKesson and Tariq Nasheed set their sights on attacking the new “War for the Planet of the Apes” film, claiming it was racist.
The allegation stems from a poster of the movie, depicting an ape in a blue vest, which McKesson believed was a veiled insult.
Whoopi Goldberg took a few minutes on “The View” to set the two of them straight.
According to The Blaze:
Mckesson, seemingly frustrated by the depiction, posted two since-deleted tweets disparaging the “War for the Planet of the Apes” creators for their “lack of consciousness.”
“Given the history of rendering black people as apes, I’m offended & appalled by the lack of consciousness in Hollywood. #PlanetOfTheApes,” he wrote. “In associating black people w/ apes, active work is being done to perpetuate the dehumanization of black ppl in mass media.”
But on Wednesday, Goldberg decided to give Mckesson a history lesson.