Niall Horan calls out ‘animalistic white policemen’ in anti-racism Twitter post

‘It’s absolutely disgusting that you get mistreated because of the colour of your skin’

Annie Lord
Friday 29 May 2020 12:52
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Niall Horan performs at One World: Together at Home

Niall Horan has been praised for a series of social media posts condemning racism in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers.

Horan’s comments come after Donald Trump referred to protestors as “thugs”.

Trump tweeted today (29 May): “These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!”

Twitter hid Trump’s tweet behind a warning as it is in their view “glorifying violence”.

In a Tweet that has so far received nearly 70k likes, Horan responded: “THUGS ?? these people are protesting against the fact that one of YOUR animalistic white policemen kneeled on George’s windpipe and forced him to stop breathing and killed him?? THUGS???? Are you listening to yourself?”

He continued: “Racism has been rampant for hundreds of years, it’s just that in this century people have camera phones to video it.

“It’s absolutely disgusting that you get mistreated because of the colour of your skin. You would think that those that are there to protect us, would protect.”

Earlier this month, Horan slammed health secretary Matt Hancock over the UK’s handling of coronavirus, writing that he “thinks he’s a lot more intelligent than he actually is”.

The former One Direction star tweeted his distrust of the Conservative MP, while urging him to be open and transparent about the pandemic.

“I get the idea that Health secretary Matt Hancock thinks he’s a lot more intelligent than he actually is,” Horan wrote. “Always very smug and slippery.”

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