Jussie Smollett Says You Can’t ‘Pick and Choose’ When It Comes to Black Lives Matter

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The actor and his sister, Jurnee, appeared on NBC yesterday in honor of World AIDS Day.

Jussie Smollett wants to remind people everywhere that all walks of Black lives matter.

The Empire star along with his sister, Jurnee Smollett, stopped by NBCBLK yesterday in honor of World AIDS Day, where they reminded viewers that they can’t “pick and choose” when it comes to the movement.

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“You can’t pick and choose when Black lives matter and when they don’t matter when it’s convenient for your own beliefs,” Jussie said. “So what does it really mean? Does it mean that Black lives matter, but not gay Black lives? Does it mean that Black lives matter, but not Black women? Does it mean that Black lives matter, but not Black people that are suffering from HIV and AIDS, not Black people that feel misunderstood? No. No, no, no, no, no.”

If you don’t really believe the message you’re touting, he says, simply say nothing.

“Don’t spew that from your mouth if it is tinged with lies,” he said. “Because your point is not well taken if you do not firmly have your feet planted in the ground of truly, Black lives matter.”

What do you think of the actor’s views? 

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