Whoopi Goldberg to Black Lives Matter activist: ‘Get over yourself’

HOLLYWOOD, CA – MAY 13: Activist DeRay McKesson attends Buzzfeed hosts the 1st Inaugural Queer Prom for LGBT Youth in Los Angeles at Siren Studios on May 13, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Chelsea Guglielmino/Getty Images)

Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson got into a feud with Whoopi Goldberg after the View co-host called him out for starting unnecessary controversy over the new movie War for the Planet of the Apes.

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On the show, Goldberg suggested Mckesson do his homework before criticizing Hollywood for personally mocking him by dressing apes in a blue vest which Mckesson has been known to wear. As Goldberg pointed out, the apes in the Planet of the Apes series have worn vests since the 1968 original.

In his since deleted tweets, Mckesson accused Hollywood of dehumanizing black people by associating them with apes. He specifically highlighted a single ape wearing a blue vest.

After Goldberg told Mckesson to get over himself, he deleted the tweets. Then took to Twitter to challenge Goldberg and explain why he deleted his previous tweets on the topic:

Naturally, Twitter came with a bunch of entertaining memes as they waited to see what would come of Mckesson’s Whoopi baiting:

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creative
creative

Its the twilight zone where all the adults don't want to be wished into the cornfield by the child, so everyone has to stay on his good side.  For those, which I will assume is most of you, that don't get the analogy.....The DBag BLM guy is the child and everyone on earth that produces anything are the adults.   When the left begins to eat itself,  you know there is no actual racisim, because everything is made up.  Hey Dems, can you guys get a Bill Clinton type to run in 2020 so we can have a choice.  You know, not insane, middle of the road on economics and most everything for that matter.  If you give us somebody that is extreme left wing, you will lose again.  90% of humans don't want to talk about bathrooms, and cop shootings, and planet of the apes and twitter and cartoons.  I get that people are a bit dumber now and the dumbest are usually the loudest on both sides, but please try not to cater to the extreme progressives in the primaries next time, get a middle of the road guy in there and you can win.  OR don't and get more Trump, which I know you don't want.  

kman81
kman81

No one had even heard of him until this

Grob_Hahn
Grob_Hahn

Well, he's black, so he has to whine about something racial, it's a very common thread among them.

GeorgeJuarez
GeorgeJuarez

He's an idiot and full of himself, like Hollywood would make a movie to make fun of you, yeah right, up until today I've never heard of you and I hope we don't hear from you again, for liberal Whoopi getting on your case says a lot about you being fool of yourself