Prominent Black Lives Matter activist, DeRay McKesson wrote a post about fellow activist Shaun King’s alleged severe misconduct over the past few years in damning post on the popular left leaning website Medium.
Just when you thought you were having a bad day along comes this battle between these two. It appears the DeRay dropped the hammer down pretty hard on Shaun King, but Shaun diligently and not so gently fired back. Twitter users had a LOT to say.
I wrote about Shaun King in an effort to bring clarity to a set of issues that continue to be a topic of conversation re: fundraising, organizing, & activism.
I rarely engage in these discussions publicly, but felt compelled given the observed pattern.https://t.co/FlTJOcMF86
— deray (@deray) September 12, 2019
Do you think Cubans are fighting for healthcare or freedom from Communism?
Twitter goes wild:
So black people are just now figuring out that Shaun King (Talcum X) is a complete phony? ?
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) September 12, 2019
‘Long overdue!’ Deray Mckesson shines a blinding spotlight on Shaun King’s ‘set of issues’ (and leaves no stone unturned) https://t.co/x2wLJcdLKp
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 12, 2019
The thing is that people on the right have been pointing this out about Shaun King for years… https://t.co/qfEB7v2oGM
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) September 12, 2019
There isn’t enough popcorn in the universe to supply the Shaun King vs DeRay showdown. This is like the UFC of political twitter
— Harry Khachatrian (@Harry1T6) September 12, 2019
I do think it’s kinda funny that Shaun King, a known grifter who misused funds he raised for social justice projects, got a job at the Intercept, an outlet that prides itself on publishing reports and commentary about people and organizations that abuse power and misuse funds.
— Elizabeth King (@elizabcking) September 12, 2019
Shaun King is trending under the world trends for being a thief.
— Dr. Ziegler ✊??? (@fakerapper) September 12, 2019
Please take the time to read this and then *stop giving your money to Shaun King*.
It may be hard to admit that you were used or manipulated. There’s no shame in being duped by a con man.
There is, however, shame in continuing to be duped because you’re overly prideful. https://t.co/Hib49x3hfQ
— Imani Gandy? (@AngryBlackLady) September 12, 2019
black women have been telling you shaun king is not to be trusted for YEARS now. but cool that everyone is perking up because a dude said something finally.
— tasha (@tashakaminsky) September 12, 2019
Shaun King is not above accountability. Period.
— Johnetta Elzie (@Nettaaaaaaaa) September 12, 2019
Shaun King is an utter fraud, huckster & a total grifter. Anyone who believed the ‘independent investigation he released, put out by his friends/associates with a direct financial interest in him, which was completely full of holes, is a sucker. https://t.co/fYXnQZ8Ql0
— Centrism Fan Acct ? (@Wilson__Valdez) September 12, 2019
— Jen (@Zizzy123Martin) September 12, 2019
MTV gotta bring back Celebrity Deathmatch for Deray vs. Shaun King.
— Phonte (@phontigallo) September 12, 2019
#PROTESTSHAUNKING He should not
be allowed at Rihanna’s ball. @rihanna
please hear BLACK WOMEN and all
those against Shaun King’s scammery pic.twitter.com/8MV58AsuKk
— Ma’ho (@Flanderbout) September 12, 2019
— Mr. Sarcastic (@mrsarcasticass1) September 12, 2019