- Arenas had attacked Black girls including Lupita, saying they are not beautiful
- The former NBA star recently apologised to all and the actress, saying he was very stupid to troll them
- His attack angered many people who trolled him silly then
Black Lives Matter, this was proven recently by countless people who took to the streets and to social media to call for an end to the incessant racism affecting the world.
Former NBA star Gilbert Arenas became the latest celebrity to join the movement after publicly apologising to Hollywood star Lupita Nyong'o for trolling her because of her dark skin.
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In an Instagram post on Tuesday, June, 16, Arenas said sorry for shaming the Oscar-winning actress multiple times.
The former athlete said he was so stupid to attack a fellow Black person for no apparent reason.
“We can’t come together as a race until the idiots of the race right their wrongs. My name is Gilbert and I was an idiot for attacking one of our queens for no reason. Lupita Nyong’o, I am truly sorry for my coon behavior. Black Lives Matter Dead And Alive #BlackExcellence,” he wrote.
His post impressed many people including his own fans and those of Lupita who duly congratulated him for his maturity and show of love.
In 2017, the 38-year-old athlete angered quite a multitude of people after making very derogatory remarks towards Lupita.
Legit.ng understands his attack on Lupita and other dark-skinned girls through social media did not auger down well with many people who trolled him silly.
Arenas had claimed that only a few Black women are beautiful with Lupita standing out as the less hot in his list.
He made the attack in response to a post from ProBlkThought that read:
“Dear Black Girl: You don’t have to be mixed to be beautiful.”
Realising he has messed up, he admitted through social media that indeed he deserved the backlash that followed his remarks.
"I f*cked this up so I deserved the hatred that comes.” he wrote.