Top Boy actor Ashley Walters broke down on Sunday evening when he remembered being stabbed by racist thugs while furiously responding to allegations that he hadn’t been vocal enough after the brutal death by George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Racial tensions and riots have escalated across the United States since images emerged of a handcuffed Floyd choking to death while being held by white police officer Derek Chauvin, who was filmed pinning the 46-year-old man to the ground by pressing a knee on the back of his neck.
Walters, best known for his lead role in the crime drama Top Boy, has since castigated activists for claiming that he did not use his platform as a successful black actor to condemn the death of Floyd on 25 may.
Speaking: Top Boy actor Ashley Walters broke down when he remembered being stabbed by racist thugs while responding to claims that he hadn’t been vocal enough after the death of George Floyd
Speaking to Instagram, Walters, 37, told subscribers, “I spent the evening in my feelings and thoughts about this situation for George Floyd, and not necessarily what happened to him.
“It is devastating, and it is terrible, and there are no words to explain or describe how it makes us feel; black people around the world, oppressed people around the world, what it makes us feel.
“It’s been going on in America for a while, it’s been going on here for a while, and I’m sure there are other places in the world. It just hasn’t been resolved and few people are doing anything about it. “
Becoming increasingly emotional, Walters insisted that he had encountered racism both personally and professionally, including an almost fatal stabbing as a teenager.
Emotional: Walters attacked activists for claiming that he had not used his platform as a successful black actor to condemn Floyd’s death on May 25.
Moving: Comforted by his wife Danielle, Walters insisted that he had been the victim of both personal and professional racism, including an almost fatal stab when he was a teenager
Unhappy: the actor spoke to those who attacked high profile stars for remaining silent with hashtags such as “silence is betrayal”
Addressing the faction of protesters who attacked high-profile stars for remaining silent with hashtags such as “silence is betrayal,” he added, “My goal is to come here today. is that nobody can tell me that I am an accomplice because I have not “I have not published anything on the script for several reasons, but the main one is that I fought against this thing f ** king all my career.
“I’ve seen black people and big companies publishing information about your silence is betrayal. Never tell me that my silence is a betrayal of f ** king, where I was left for dead on the street by white men. Stabbed and left for dead, these people have never been brought to justice.
“I f ** king worked hard, put my life on the line for all these f ** king men, here while it is happening, and I said nothing. I’m talking now because I’m sick of this shit.
“People are killed there and treated like s ** t, and everyone can complain about who is in office or who is not f ** king. “
Anger: “Never tell me that my silence is a betrayal of f ** king, where I was left for dead on the street by white men. Stabbed and left for dead, and these people have never been brought to justice, “he said.
As his wife Danielle moved in to comfort her husband, he said, “You don’t know what I went through with this thing. Half of you wouldn’t be working now if I hadn’t been here doing my thing for the past few years, intimidated and held back by white people in this game.
“Never question my loyalty to this thing. These people are cold-blooded killers and nobody does anything, but I’ve been living this for years, f ** king years.
“Look at the scar on my neck where they left me for dead. I was 15, like a piece of shit, and nobody went to jail for that, and I’ve been looking after it forever.
“So the moral of my story is never to tell me that because I don’t post, I don’t have the passion to feel anything, you’re really slow and stupid to turn against each other at a time like this. ‘
Horrible: Racial tensions and riots have escalated across the United States since images emerged of a handcuffed Floyd choking to death while being held by white policeman Derek Chauvin
In this same package: Protests took place across the United States after Floyd’s death
Protests began after the death of George Floyd, a black man who lost his life after a white policeman who is now accused of murder, Derek Chauvin, plunged his knee into Floyd’s neck for several minutes even after ‘he stopped moving and asked for air.
As racial tensions cling to the nation, officers have since been criticized for using force to control the huge crows that have gathered to protest in major cities across the country.
Since then, new protest marches have taken place in the UK, Europe, New Zealand and Australia.
Controversy: As racial tensions cling to the nation, officers have since been criticized for using force to control the huge crows that have gathered to protest across the country.