Singer Lorde says ‘all white people’ are to blame for Charlottesville

Lorde has come under fire for a tweet saying that “all white people” are to blame for the horrific violence over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia.

On Saturday, the New Zealand singer took to Twitter to write, “being a privileged white non-US citizen, i feel like tweeting to reinforce how horrific POC treatment here is is unnecessary & inappropriate.”

“i just want to say i’m so, so sorry. all white people are responsible for this system’s thrive and fall. we have to do better. i’m sorry,” she continued.

— Penn students remove picture of William Shakespeare, replace it with Audre Lorde — 

 

While many people applauded her for being able to see her privilege and for acknowledging how flawed the system is, others blasted her for generalizing an entire group of people. Many accused her of racism, and some even likened what she was doing to saying that all Muslims were to blame for Islamic terror.

The tweet was in response to a white supremacist rally held in Virginia in which a 20-year-old man drove his car into a group of counter protesters, killing one woman and injuring several others.