Actor Jeffrey Wright Says VA 2nd Amendment Protest "Has A Klan-Rally Smell To It"

Actor Jeffrey Wright Says VA 2nd Amendment Protest “Has A Klan-Rally Smell To It”


Despite the Second Amendment rally in Virginia today being completely peaceful and full of freedom-loving, responsible Americans of all ethnicities, someone from Hollywood had to play ignorant and condemn the event as racist.

This time it was actor Jeffrey Wright who took to Twitter to suggest that the gun rights rally was basically a KKK rally.

Here’s what he wrote on Twitter:

Or this hilarious joke by a black man at the rally mocking Northam, who once admitted to wearing blackface or KKK garb in a photo!

In case you haven't seen it, here's that photo:

Oops.

Breitbart has more to say:

James Bond movie star and Dell Technologies pitchman Jeffrey Wright asserted, without evidence, that Monday’s pro-Second Amendment gathering in Richmond, Virginia, “has a Klan-rally smell to it.”

“The organizers aren’t at all bothered that a gun circle jerk in Richmond, VA on #MLKDay has a Klan-rally smell to it? Wonder why,” Wright said in a tweet that included a link to a Washington Post article, titled “Richmond braces for enormous gun-rights rally Monday.”

The organizers aren’t at all bothered that a gun circle jerk in Richmond, VA on #MLKDay has a Klan-rally smell to it? Wonder why. https://t.co/1kq9pu1is1

— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) January 20, 2020

The WaPo article doesn’t mention the Ku Klux Klan or the KKK. So it’s really unclear where Jeffrey Wright is getting his “Klan-rally smell” claim from.

Indeed, media members were framing Monday’s gathering as a “white nationalist rally” — that was how NBC News reporter Ben Collins described the event in a tweet he has since deleted.

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Liberal news outlet The Raw Story also confirmed Wright's suggestion:

Actor Jeffrey Wright kicked a hornet’s nest of conservative fury by comparing an armed protest in Virginia to a Ku Klux Klan rally.

The star of HBO’s Westworld three James Bond films mocked the Richmond gun rally in a tweet, which linked to a Washington Post article on the armed demonstration, and noted the event was scheduled on Martin Luther King Day.

“The organizers aren’t at all bothered that a gun circle jerk in Richmond, VA on #MLKDay has a Klan-rally smell to it?” Wright tweeted. “Wonder why.”


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