CRANES IN THE SKY: Solange is Just as Sick of White Supermacists as the Rest of Us; So Much So She Just Deleted Her Twitter Account
17.08.17

Twitter has been a less than inspiring place—even less so than usual—over the past week. And it’s only going to be worse now that Solange Knowles has called it quits. Shortly before deleting her account on Tuesday night, she posted one last tweet saying, “Deleting my twitter soon, but before I dip, when we gonna pull up? And what we got to do to get my new hero Takiyah Thompson free?”

She was referring to the 22-year-old woman who was taken into custody on Tuesday for her part in taking down a Confederate statue in Durham, North Carolina. Before her arrest she appeared at a press conference alongside other protesters and members of the communist Workers World Party.

“The people decided to take matters into our own hands and remove the statue,” she said. “We are tired of waiting on politicians who could have voted to remove the white supremacist statues years ago, but they failed to act. So we acted.”

After officially deleting her Twitter, Solange posted a message to her Instagram Story to further explain her reasoning. She wrote that she didn’t want to give her energy to “racist ugly ass fuck bois who reek of citronella” while she performs on tour. She added, “my son’s first day of school has been in the midst of seeing these bullshit images that still tell him this system was built against him.”

If you’ve spent more than 30 seconds on Twitter at any given moment over the past week, it’s easy to understand why Solange would call it quits, at least for the time being. Here’s hoping Instagram treats her better. We need a little Solange in our lives.



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