Blue Man Group Receives Backlash For #BlueLivesMatter Tweet
The controversial musical collective known as Blue Man Group have found themselves in hot water yet again, but this time they've drawn the ire of Black Lives Matter and Antifa. On Wednesday, the group's official Twitter page sent out a tweet which displayed an image of the three members of Blue Man Group standing beside a row of police officers. The tweet also contained the words, "Be Safe, people. #BlueLivesMatter."
The #BlueLivesMatter tweet from Blue Man Group was shared over 30 thousand times and received coverage from CNN, FOX News, MSNBC, and The Young Turks. CNN's Don Lemon said that he puked after viewing the tweet, while FOX News' Sean Hannity said it gave him an erection.
Civil rights crisis actor Shaun King has criticized the tweet during an interview with Flake News, calling the tweet "a disgusting display that endangers the lives of black people all across the country who now risk a 100 percent chance of being shot up by the police in this racist, no good, evil place we call America."
Earlier this month, Blue Man Group was designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center for their "persistent use of blue face, viewpoints regarding blue supremacy, and activism as a blue separatist organization," according to a statement released by the law center.
All upcoming shows for Blue Man Group remain cancelled as of this writing. A planned BMG concert in Berkeley was cancelled by city officials citing safety concerns following mass protests from groups such as Black Lives Matter and Antifa. Despite the show being cancelled, black bloc Antifa militants still arrived at the California Memorial Stadium, where the concert was scheduled to be held, and beat down the few confused Blue Man Group fans who showed up.
"I wasn't refunded for my ticket and now I have a concussion because of some crazed communist who thinks everyone is a Nazi," said a blooded Blue Man Group fan who asked to remain nameless for the interview. "All because Blue Man Group is friendly with the police doesn't mean their fans should be attacked."
Following the incident in Berkeley, 'Punch a Blue Man Group fan' has become the top trending meme on Twitter. The meme has been praised by media organizations such as CNN, The Rolling Stone, BuzzFeed, The Root, The Young Turks, and Salon.
"Haha, that'll show those bigoted Blue Man Group fans for standing in solidarity with fascists," said one Twitter user commenting on the meme. "The best way to spread progress and peace is through violence!"
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