Blackout Tuesday is the 'worst idea ever' - Lil Nas X
05 June 2020 | Art and Entertainment
Blackout Tuesday is the “worst idea ever”, according to Lil Nas X. The 21-year-old rapper has hit out at the concept – which has seen celebrities, corporations, music labels and sports stars show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement by refusing to post on social media – and Lil Nas has instead insisted now is the time to speak out as loudly as possible about racial discrimination.
He wrote on Twitter: “I know you all mean well but... Bro, saying stop posting for a day is the worst idea ever.
“I just really think this is the time to push as hard as ever. I don't think the movement has ever been this powerful. We don't need to slow it down by posting nothing. We need to spread information and be as loud as ever.”
No posting, no business
Blackout Tuesday has seen various music stars post black images on their social media platforms. But the rap star has proposed another way to make a stance.
He tweeted: “What if we posted donation and petitions links on Instagram all at the same time instead of pitch-black images?”
In contrast, Rihanna recently pledged her support to the Blackout Tuesday movement. The 32-year-old star took to her Instagram account to announce that her Fenty fashion and beauty brands wouldn't be doing any business on Tuesday in response to George Floyd's death last week.