Tyler Cameron is shutting down haters one Instagram comment at a time.
While sharing photos from his time at a Black Lives Matter protest to Instagram, the “Bachelorette” alum hit back at a troll arguing “all lives matter.”
Captioning a pic of himself and his best friend Matt James, Cameron wrote, “This is my brother Matt James and I will always stand with you. I never will know what you go through on a day to day basis… You have a way of carrying a smile and a contagious laugh that always makes it seem like everything is all good. I’ve seen something different these last couple of weeks.”
“I’ve seen a more serious you. I’ve seen conviction in your eyes to make change and I of course will always stand with you,” he continued. “I will stand with all of my brothers and sisters because this is not a country that is safe nor fair for all people. Black lives matter more than anything right now.”
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This is my brother @mattjames919 and I will always stand with you. I never will know what you go through on a day to day basis. You have a way of carrying a smile and a contagious laugh that always makes it seem like everything is all good. I've seen something different these last couple of weeks. I've seen a more serious you. I've seen conviction in your eyes to make change and I of course will always stand with you. I will stand with all of my brothers and sisters because this is not a country that is safe nor fair for all people. Black lives matter more than anything right now. At the protest yesterday, I saw so much pain in these mother's eyes who have lost their children to police brutality. At @abcfoodtours we work with the minority. Those kids have my heart and I'll be damned to see one of them lose their lives to a corrupt system. We need to educate, grow, continue to educate, and keep growing. This can not just be a moment in time. This has to be a movement that last forever. I have much to learn and clearly, the people in my DM's have much to learn. I've added 9 movies to this post that I will be watching and I challenge others to watch. You can give Outter Banks and Ozark a break and watch these films. I also am calling on all my friends of color to use my platform so you can use your voice to educate. Please reach out to me and make your voice heard on my page. My followers need you and I need you. The floor is yours.
But after the post was up for a few hours, Cameron noticed a comment from a follower who wrote, “All lives matter.”
And Cameron had the perfect response.
“No s**t Joanne but Black Lives Matter the most right now because they are the ones whose lives are the most at risk,” he wrote. “Here’s an example… I know you have no problem going for a walk in your neighbourhood and have no worries at all. That simple freedom isn’t the same for a person of colour.”
He added, “Here’s another example that might work for you… when people are killing elephants and they become an endangered species, people will say elephant lives matter. It doesn’t mean we don’t give a damn about all of the other animals. The ones endangered need our help the most right now.”