Tory Lanez calls for protection of black men.
On Tuesday, the Toronto rapper started a petition on Change.org to protest what he believes is unfair treatment of black male celebrities like himself.
“We are watching the fake cancellation industry and culture removing all of our legendary black men, black celebrities and black moguls … from festivals, from our culture and from our lives,” wrote Tory, who is running the petition under the alias “Protect Blacks.” Man.” “And it starts with us… we need to make a change… so our black men can continue to thrive.”
He questioned why black men are not being supported after the George Floyd protests. “We campaigned with GEORGE FLOYD 2 years ago for black male equality… which has changed from ‘then to now’ in terms of protecting BLACK MEN… ‘a man is not his craft… and the craft should never be judged by it become the man’, don’t let them use our personal life situations to make false stories that have been misconstrued to hinder and tarnish our legacy.”
Tory, who is charged with assault in the shooting of Megan Thee Stallion, claims black men are being targeted and their livelihoods are at risk. “STANDS FOR US…WE ARE THE BACKBONE OF THE CULTURE,” he continued. “If we lose this fight, we will lose MAIN the same culture that we have known and loved and OWNED for the last 2000 years… the BLACK MAN MUST BE PROTECTED. The first step is to PROTECT OUR CULTURE !! HELP US.”
Tory’s petition, which currently has around 400 signatures, follows a petition to remove Kanye West from the Coachella lineup following his social media attacks on Kim Kardashian, Pete Davidson, DL Hughley, Trevor Noah and others. This petition has over 32,000 signatures.
After the July 2020 shooting with Tory, Megan Thee Stallion called for the protection of black women.
“We live in a country where we have the freedom to criticize elected officials. And it’s ridiculous that some people think the simple phrase ‘Protect Black Women’ is controversial,” the Savage rapper wrote in a comment for The New York Times. “We deserve to be protected as human beings. And we are entitled to our anger at a long list of abuse and neglect we suffer.”