Wendell Pierce just slammed Kanye’s slavery comments in brilliant tweetstorm

If you’ve never heard of Wendell Edward Pierce, chances are you’ve seen him grace your television screen.

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Today, the Suits alum used his platform to hit back at Kanye West, whose headline-making comments dropped to a whole new low yesterday when he fought with a TMZ staffer over the real cause of slavery, blaming the slaves themselves for their bondage.

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“When you hear about slavery for 400 years … for 400 years? That sounds like a choice,” Kanye squawked.

Pierce took to Twitter to issue six brilliant tweets, calling out the attention-seeking rapper for “[using] the murder and holocaust of slavery for [his] own self aggrandizement,” noting that it “is at the core of [his] vile appeasement of white supremacists.”

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“You glorify those that murdered our mothers & fathers, raped our women, and swelled our numbers with bastards,” his scathing rebuke continued, also slamming West’s “embrace [of] those who inhumanely experiments on our bodies.”

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His third tweet took a brilliant dig at the racist Christians in America, who “taught us a religion that they disgraced,” adding, “in the name of Jesus [they] bought, sold, tortured and killed in the name of God.”

After rightfully calling slavery a “crime against humanity,” he implored West to visit various memorials dedicated to the memory of the men, women and children tortured for the 400 years that West suggested was their own prerogative.

In his final two tweets, Pierce makes one final heartbreaking request: that West visit the grave of Aristile Harris, his great grandfather, who lost all but his mother in the slave trade.

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“Apologize to his spirt and the souls of all our ancestors who were denied the life of privilege you lead. When that is done, I pray the world chooses to forget you and the trite monotony you call music.”

Whether intentional or not, Pierce’s emotional final tweet also carries an important message for the consumers of this world: stop granting a platform to those who don’t deserve it.

Seems like we all need to unfollow Kanye and follow Pierce instead.

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Salvatore Nicholas

Salvatore is a producer, political writer, comedian and LGBTQ activist (in no particular order). He resides in Los Angeles with his two cats and encyclopedic knowledge of Britney's discography.

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