Monday, December 6, 2021

Laila Ali Responds to Critics, Clarifies ‘All Lives Matter’ Comments

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Laila Ali and her late father, Muhammad Ali

*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.”

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Laila Ali and her late father, Muhammad Ali

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:

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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15 COMMENTS

  1. She’s entitled to say what she feels, but this saying stuff and then attempting to walk it back speaks volumes. She’s already said she didn’t want to lose sponsorship. She should have left it at that.

  2. Stick to your, guns Laila. I doubt there is one person throwing stones at you that would jeopardize their livelihood for the sake of someone else’s ideals. And the plain old truth is, all lives do matter.

    • Still trolling. Your facsination/obsession/admiration of black people is creepier than the clown craze. Oh, but wait, the clown craze matches you perfectly. Get a life you should be suicidal waste of skin.

  3. Stank azz Yak-Yak talking BS again. You and your anti-black sentiment on this black forum is hilarious…

    I agree with NYCsoul and straightnochaser, she has the right to say, and feel whatever she wants, but trying to walk it back because we didn’t swallow her self-serving BS makes her look double-minded to the max.

    And for the record, there are plenty of athletes forfeiting endorsements for standing up to the state sponsored murder of black people. And yes, there are those of us who are NOT celebrities making sacrifices too…

    I marvel at the MFers trying to make us feel ashamed for standing up against the wanton murders of black people.

    And when celebrities say stupid BS, I will smack their illiterate, uneducated about the issues behinds any time I feel like it. When they don’t have a clue they should do some damn homework, or STFU.

    Just goes to show you, money does NOT breed character…

    Too bad that bad azz that I used watch in the ring is showing signs of bowing to “massa” for that Yankee dollar, instead of standing on principles to defeat the fake white supremacy that racist white folks (and some misguided negroes) love to uplift….

    And if all lives mattered, the “all lies matter” crew would NOT be upset regarding our vigilance in reminding those buttholes that “Black lives matter.” You freaks are fooling yourselves, not us…

    C-Ya Laila. You showed us your true colors, and they are yellow, yellow, yellow…

    • Yeah, I’m sure she’s all heart broken because you question her character. But I’m sure she’s used to it because this is what happens anytime someone doesn’t follow the pack. The pack will turn on you. But I’ll be damned if somehow this reminds of a chihuahua nipping at the heels of a Great Dane. Too funny.

  4. And skunks like you are totally irrelevant, Yak-Yak.

    You are filthy, white trash masquerading as a black person…

    We can always count on skunks like you to try to stink up the page with your anti-black, BS.

    Typical…

    And yes, you are hilarious! 🙂

  5. Kate, she’s not going to go ‘broke’. Stop the craziness. Her father was Muhammed Ali for God’s sake and I’m sure he left her some money. Other thing is that she probably doesn’t even use half the crap she promotes and sponsors. Funny, she wants the community to help support for her ‘sponsors’ but she can’t stand up for one damn black cause??? She probably is doing more damage by her asinine comments than if she took a stand.

  6. Another thing, kate, you’ll never see jews, hispanic, asians, etc, denouncing each other in the media. I am sure the people in those ethnic groups don’t always agree but they will stick together for a cause that will affect them. Why some black people are against other blacks advocating unity amongst us is beyond me. Then we wonder why we are always at the bottom of the totem pole.

  7. It was widely reported during the time of his death that Muhammad Ali left her and all of his children several million dollars.

    Yak-Yak should just shut up, instead of continuing to prove that she doesn’t know a thing about black people. Racist swine…

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