*Laila Ali is clapping back at critics who say she’s a disgrace to her late father Muhammad Ali for refusing to support Black Lives Matter — calling the movement divisive, while proclaiming that it’s safer (for her career) to push the All Lives Matter agenda.
Last week, Ali was quoted as saying, “By me not posting, it doesn’t mean that black lives don’t matter. To me, it’s obvious that black lives matter. And then… I’m like, what is posting going to do? What is speaking out going to do? ‘Yes, black lives matter. Yes, white lives matter, Asian lives matter. All lives matter.’ And that’s kind of what my focus is.”
After the backlash that she endured over her comments, Ali took to Facebook to post a video clarifying matters.
“I never once said that I wouldn’t post about the lives that are being killed in our country every day,” she says in the video, going on to note that she was asked about Colin Kaepernick’s anthem protest.
“I didn’t mean that I’m not a part of any movement. The division that goes on in our country, is part of the biggest problem. That doesn’t take away that I love my people,” she says before adding, “I’m black every day. My father, everything he fought for, of course I love black people, but I also love all people.”
See her full video response below: