Seth Meyers: Rudy Giuliani Needs To ‘Shut The F*** Up’ About Black Lives Matter
Seth Meyers criticized Rudy Giuliani for what he said after a sniper opened fire and killed five officers during a Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas.
During an episode of “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” the late night host said the former New York City mayor’s response to Dallas was “the worst” — “in the most galling and offensive way possible.”
“First of all, don’t ever start a sentence with, ‘If I were a black father,'” Meyers said. “If you are a black father, you don’t need to say it and if you aren’t, you should probably just shut the fuck up.” (RELATED: Dallas Police Chief: ‘Our Department Is The Lowest Paid — Feels Underappreciated’)
During an interview with Fox News, Giuliani said Black Lives Matter was “racist,” and noted that he would be criticized if he started a “White Lives Matter” group.
“Yeah, we’d say it’s racist,” Meyers admitted. “But more importantly, it’s redundant. Because everything in our culture and our country already screams ‘white lives matter.'” (RELATED: The Police Are Now Protecting The Dallas Shooter’s Family’s Home)
“The problem with you, Rudy, is you’re imagining the word ‘only’ in there, as in ‘Only Black Lives Matter,’ but no one is saying that,” Meyers said.
“In fact, assuming the word ‘only’ in any context is kinda weird, just in general. Like when you see a sign outside a store saying ‘We Sell Lottery Tickets,’ you don’t assume they mean ‘We Only Sell Lottery Tickets.’ In fact, despite it not being on the sign, you’re fairly certain they also have Mountain Dew and porno mags. So ‘Black Lives Matter’ is not an exclusionary statement. Essentially, it just means ‘black lives matter, too.'”
“This is what gives us hope,” Meyers continued.
“Because we need direct action in the streets. We need to recognize systemic and institutional racism. We need reform and conciliation. But we also need people who have disagreements to see things from each other’s point of view.” (RELATED: Critics Go After Troy Aikman For Backing Dallas Police — His Response Is Scorching Hot)