Jeffrey Dean Morgan, best known for his role on The Walking Dead, has landed in social justice hot water. His offense? Wearing a t-shirt that suggested law enforcement officers don't inherently deserve to die. A photo surfaced of him wearing a Blue Lives Matter t-shirt (a gray American flag with a blue stripe) which shows support for the police.
The internet was displeased.
Morgan responded in an unapologetic Facebook post, which Blue Lives Matter captured before it was deleted. It read:
Dear assholes. Blue lives do matter. Can’t believe I need to explain to you this fact. All lives matter. All of em.
This shirt was made in response to the cold blooded murder of two GOOD cops in NY, both that had immigrated to the US, and took an oath to protect and serve.
This shirt was given to me at a convention by a woman, who’s son, was shot during what was a routine traffic stop. He was black.I’m so tired of mean people. People who wake up in the morning, and I think, just sit behind the safety of their computers… anonymously… and start shit. Grow the fuck up.
The world has enough horrible things going on right now without your petty bullshit. Speaking of cops… I’d like to commend those in blue that saved countless lives in vegas. Those first responders saved hundreds… if not thousands. So you trolls…. go crawl under the rock in which you came. GOOD PEOPLE MATTER. You? Don’t.
Be honest. Haven't you wanted to tell these weirdos to "grow the f- up?" I'm just disappointed that he deleted it, although he still didn't apologize for the sentiment. Before deleting, he commented:
Hey, folks, I'm gonna delete this thing. God knows it's out there anyway. I stand behind the sentiment...but, what was meant as one thing has been taken as another.
I understand those that are upset… and to those people I apologize. Of course black lives matter. I stand behind that. Always have. My point.. Calling me a nazi for wearing this shirt, that was given to me by a cops grieving mother at a con? She wasn’t trying to undercut BLM. Nor was I when I put it on… that’s a promise.This country means the world to me. The good people in it mean the world to me… the ones looking for a fight around every corner? Racists? Bullies? They don’t.We are a country divided and its getting scarier everyday. Everyone means something.
Good people are needed. Now more than ever. I shall take better care in wording when posting opinions… but opinions? We all have em, and are entitled to them. I appreciate the ones on here that have been thoughtful responses… the ones that are filled with more hate…. let’s block each other forever shall we?
It’s gotten very tricky to say things that are politically correct that everyone agrees on. We can be offended by thoughts or opinions that we weren’t offended by yesterday. So again, my apologies to you. Ok, let me navigate this mine field a bit before I try again. All my best. Jd
That's what you get for caring if an innocent person lives or dies, Mr. Morgan. I hope you learned your lesson.