NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman is coming forward to speak out against looting.
In a video posted on Instagram on Sunday, Rodman explained that he wasn’t trying to minimize people’s anger over George Floyd’s death, but said that the violent protests were getting out of hand.
I think someone needs to come out and say, ‘Hey, guys, Why are we looting? Why are we stealing? Why are we creating more issues, more problems?” he said.
“This is a bad, bad situation. But the fact that you’re gonna protest, protest in the right way. You don’t have to go and burn down things, steal things, burn things, and stuff like that,”
Rodman went on to emphasize that the world is facing enough problems at the moment with the coronavirus and that the unruly protests are just making things worse.
“We have enough issues with this COVID virus right now. For this right here to happen, right now, it just adds to it. Why are we doing this, why are we hurting each other again? Why not try to help each other? Hold each other’s hands [and] try to solve the problem.
Please, please understand, we have to live together. We are human beings, we’re not fucking animals. We are human beings, thank you guys for listening,”