Michael Rapaport to ‘Blackout Tuesday’ Virtue Signalers: ‘You All Have ZERO to Say About 6 Kids Being Killed This Weekend?’

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 06: Michael Rapaport from Netflix's 'Atypical' appears on stage at The Paley Center for Media's 2018 PaleyFest Fall TV Previews - Netflix at The Paley Center for Media on September 6, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
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Actor Michael Rapaport called out virtue signaling social media users who posted black squares to their accounts on “Blackout Tuesday” last month to show support for the Black Lives Matters movement in the wake of the death of George Floyd, but are now silent about the six black children that were violently killed across the country over the Independence Day weekend.

“Yo, All the influencers of All Races & Sex’s who posted BLACK SQUARES a few weeks ago, You all have ZERO to say about 6 kids being killed this weekend? NADA?” tweeted Rapaport on Tuesday.

Social media users — including accounts belonging to Hollywood celebrities and major corporations — took to multiple platforms to post a black square on June 2, accompanied with the hashtag #BlackoutTuesday. The virtue movement — known as “Blackout Tuesday” — was in response to the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor.

But there’s not been any mass protests, no wall-to-wall media coverage, or corporate-backed campaign to mourn the six black children — between the ages of 7 and 14 — who were shot and killed across the nation over Fourth of July weekend. Rapaport called out virtue signaling leftists.

“There’s kids in cages at the BORDER…. The Crowd goes WILD… 6 Kids were shot and killed this past weekend SILENCE!!!!!” the Deep Blue Sea and Atypical actor said.

“Do Any Life’s Matter?” asked Rapaport in a follow-up tweet, which included a report by the New York Daily News about a 27-year-old black man, Robert McLeod, who was fatally shot in broad daylight at a Brooklyn park on Tuesday.

“They shot him in the fucking face,” said McLeod’s friend Luz Pagan Gonzalez, according to the report. “We wanted to see his body but the cop said we couldn’t because of his face. He didn’t want us to see.”

The report added that 48 people were shot on Sunday — nine of them being fatal — in 30 different incidents around the city, adding that 15 people were shot on Friday and Saturday — one of them being fatal — in 14 separate incidents.

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