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The activist assumed that the film’s new poster included a racist image meant to represent him, but that was not the case.
A new weird feud has emerged with activist DeRay Mckesson and Whoopi Goldberg at the center.
On Wednesday, Goldberg slammed Mckesson after the activist assumed that a new poster for the film War For The Planet Of The Apes was taking a shot at him.
In now-deleted tweets, Mckesson comments on an ape wearing a blue vest similar to the activist’s trademark puffer vest. Activists across Twitter called out the poster for what they believed was a racist image of Mckesson.
Turns out that the ape in the blue vest was just a coincidence as it was soon pointed out that that particular character also wears a blue vest in previous films.
Mckesson quickly corrected the error, but Goldberg was not going to let him slide.
On The View, Goldberg ripped into the activist, telling him to ‘’get over yourself.”
“DeRay, you need to go back and watch the 1968 original and check out what the apes were wearing,” she said, referencing the initial film Planet of the Apes, which showed the apes wearing very similar blue jackets. “This has nothing to do with you. This was a movie about what happens when mankind doesn’t pay attention to environment, to how we treat animals and each other… Get over yourself!”
Mckesson responded to the co-host’s comments tweeting, “If you have something to say, I’m here.”
We’re not sure how this new and unexpected feud will unravel, but since Mckesson has already corrected his mistake, it doesn’t need to drag out.
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