Farrah Abraham‘s tribute to George Floyd has backfired. The former “Teen Mom OG” star took to Instagram on Friday night to pay tribute to the black man now dominating global media – Floyd’s neck was kneeled on for 8 minutes and 46 seconds by a former police officer now charged with murder, with #ICantBreathe quickly trending as George’s dying words were echoed by millions across the digital space.
Farrah, 28, dedicated her Friday post to racist injustice. She’s now been caught out over comments she herself made towards multiple black celebrities.
Scroll for the words now seeing the Nebraska native dubbed a straight-up hypocrite. Farrah’s update showed 46-year-old Floyd’s face in a video taken from CNN, also mentioning the riots across U.S. cities. The ex MTV face stated: “For the love of GOD – I hope racism , hate , and power trips are removed from planet earth- why was only one police officer charged with murder? 4 officers were there?! 4 should be charged with murder!”
Hashtags of #everylifematters, #blacklivesmatter, #georgefloyd, and #justiceforgeorgefloydwere also used. The star’s 2 million followers, however, don’t miss a thing.
A comment quickly gaining likes recalled headlines Farrah made when she starred on “Marriage Boot Camp.” The user wrote: “Umm didn’t you say a racist slur in marriage boot camp family edition?”
Farrah did, indeed, make racial slurs on the reality series back in 2017, getting into a fight with Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson’s mother Paula as her response to Paula calling her a “b-tch” and “trailer trash” saw her say: “This is some trailer park trash! Disgusting black piece of sh–t.” Farrah also wound up in the news in 2016 for a message directed at model Blac Chyna – “F–kin monkey ewe s–t come up 4 what she is a nothing,” she wrote.
The reminder of Farrah’s racist past prompted replies: “Yes!!! She’s used the n word many times & it’s caught on film. Just google it,” one user wrote. “She sure did! She also called Blac Chyna a f*ckin monkey- Google it!!” another said.
Farrah – who wished coronavirus on her own followers earlier this year – has yet to respond. While her post was called “hypocrisy at its finest” by one fan, the response wasn’t exclusively negative, with many a user telling Farrah that her post was well-delivered: “Well said,” one fan wrote.
As #whiteprivilege returns to social media and stars including Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande beg fans to continue raising awareness of racial injustice, one user seemed unconvinced that George Floyd’s case was a racist one.
“What was racist exactly?!?!? If it was a black officer doing that to a white suspect, is that racist? Stop fanning the racial flames and repeating what the media wants you too,” the user wrote. They promptly found themselves responded to in a wave of comments backing Floyd and what now sees calls for all four officers involved to face justice.