July 23, 2024

Maxwell Tries to ‘All Lives Matter’ Black History Month, Then Backtracks, But Twitter Has Receipts

Maxwell appears in a promo photo. The singer drew criticism from fans after seeming to dim the light on Black History Month to highlight all races (Colombia)

Irritated Twitter users laid into singer Maxwell when he tweeted that Black History Month should include all races, causing him to clarify his stance later on.

The “Pretty Wings” performer tweeted and deleted messages promoting an “all lives matter” mentality Wednesday, Feb. 8, including one that said, “not all of us look a typical Black.” His post also featured a photo of late singer and civil rights activist Lena Horne.

Another tweet further pushed his stance with a hashtag that meant to include all races.

The posts were captured as screenshots on Twitter prior to their removal and many users chimed in.

Author Daniel José Older responded to Maxwell’s hashtag, to which the singer sarcastically reminded Older about former President Barack Obama’s parentage.

When one woman insulted the album sales of his 2016 release, “blackSUMMERS’night,” Maxwell hurled a sexist insult at her via direct message.

Some were focused on the fact that the singer was on team “All Lives Matter.”

Others booted him from the cookout.

There were several users who agreed that Black History Month should acknowledge the different ethnicities of Black people and knew where Maxwell was coming from.

One person shared how Black History Month effects individuals with lighter skin tones.

Maxwell backed away from his original tweets later that evening, clarifying his intent.

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