Activist Shaun King is being accused of hiding funds he collected, being canceled on Twitter.
Shaun King is one of the most unapologetic activists in the world. He is loud in his effort to combat injustice, calling out white privilege and collecting funds for the families of people affected by police brutality, racist attacks, and more. Most recently, Shaun King was fighting for justice after the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, sharing his story on social media and urging people to stay woke. He also posted about George Floyd, the man that was killed by Minneapolis Police this week.
This week, a startling article was published via The Daily Beast, questioning where the money he raises actually goes. After people read through and did additional research, the supposed truth about King became public knowledge and, as a result, he is being canceled on Twitter.
Shaun King is running a long con & this is just the tip of the iceberg.
At the very least, he needs to:
1. Immediately & publicly release all former North Star staff from NDAs w/ no penalty.
2. Stop soliciting funds altogether, immediately.
— deray (@deray) May 26, 2020
People are beginning to share their own horror stories about the activist, calling him out and urging him to respond to this scandal.
As of now, King said that he would soon be addressing the article, noting that he was on the way to be with his mother, who just had emergency surgery.
“So much blatant misinformation,” he wrote. “I’ll reply when I can.”
What do you think of this developing situation? Check out some of the tweets below.
Literally at the airport rushing to be with my mother, who is in the hospital in Atlanta, and just now seeing that I am trending, again, here on Twitter.
I'll reply when I can.
So much blatant misinformation.
Thank you for your prayers for her, and for me.
— Shaun King (@shaunking) May 26, 2020
I’ve called this out for YEARS & he blocked me because of it. @shaunking is a white man, pretending to be black that has scammed MILLIONS online from black people under the guise of assisting high-profile race cases.
I’m so confused how he has gotten away with this for so long. https://t.co/MKSaawj5F6
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) May 26, 2020
How many times can Shaun King be exposed before people stop giving him money. Like what is the limit for y’all.
— K- #FreeThemAll4PublicHealth (@sheabutterfemme) May 26, 2020
If *anything* ever happens to me, please keep Shaun King away from my family and me—especially my family.
— Terrell Jermaine Starr (@Russian_Starr) May 26, 2020
He blocked me after I questioned him years ago. He is clearly a charlatan. However, there are many taking the black community for a ride that are never cancelled.
— Kimberly Klacik (@kimKBaltimore) May 26, 2020
Are people finally done with Shaun King? Like, how sketchy can someone be before they run out of social credit for bringing some instances of police brutality to public attention (at the cost of fucking with the lives of some uninvolved and misidentified people)?
— neontaster (@neontaster) May 26, 2020
Shaun King has a history of soliciting donations on projects. Most of them don’t appear to actually happen & donors are left empty-handed. He also has a history of siccing mobs on innocent people he accuses of crimes. Yet, he is viewed as an authoritative figure on race relations pic.twitter.com/x1GprpFBKl
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) May 26, 2020
Shaun King exposes drop every year like a DJ Khaled album and yet he's still here. Enough is enough.
— David Dennis Jr. (@DavidDTSS) May 26, 2020