Shaun King says statues of "white" Jesus Christ should be torn down. He made his remarks as Black Lives Matter protesters have torn down statues of past presidents and Confederate generals.
The transracial Caucasian activist, who claims to be a Black man, says historians believe Jesus likely had the appearance of people who typically lived in the Middle East rather than the white, bearded man depicted in the Holy Bible and other Christian literature.
"Yes, I think the statues of the white European they claim is Jesus should also come down. They are a form of white supremacy. Always have been."
He added: "In the Bible, when the family of Jesus wanted to hide, and blend in, guess where they went? EGYPT! Not Denmark. Tear them down."
He also said that stained glass windows and other images of a white Jesus, his white mother and "their white friends" should all be destroyed."
The backlash was swift. King complained that he'd received 20 death threats in a span of 12 hours.
Received about 20 death threats in the past 12 hours since I said that statues of white European Jesus are a tool of oppression for white supremacy and should be taken down.
It pretty much proves my point.
Your religion is actually whiteness with a Christian patina.
— Shaun King (@shaunking) June 23, 2020
Some Twitter users said King's comments are in keeping with the Democrats' goal to destroy traditional values, the church and family.
Others noted the irony in King's words, since he himself is a white man.
Twitter user @CharriseLane tweeted:
"Shaun King is trying to take down White Jesus statues while knowing that he himself is White.
Sit your White behind down and mind your business Shaun."
Shaun King is trying to take down White Jesus statues while knowing that he himself is White.
Sit your White behind down and mind your business Shaun.
— Charrise Lane (@CharriseLane) June 23, 2020
The ONLY people who care what color Jesus is are racist people....
Talking to you @shaunking
Jesus is the ultimate symbol of love, compassion, and equality.
Color doesn’t matter....the End!
— Graham Allen (@GrahamAllen_1) June 23, 2020
It's pretty funny to hear Shaun King (AKA Talcum X) upset over depictions of Jesus being white when he is a white guy depicting himself as black.
— Kash Jackson (@KashJackson2018) June 23, 2020
Shaun King said get rid of all the old church-installed renderings of white Jesus and his Anglo mother, let me catch my breath
— Zoé (@ztsamudzi) June 23, 2020
"Shaun King" who’s this asshole & why should we care what this moron has to say . Jesus & GOD has been around for over 3000 years . Shaun won’t last 1/2 as long . A blip on his ass cheek
— janene (@justsickoflies) June 22, 2020
The person who wants all stained glass images and statues of Jesus has the nerve to ask for prayers!! The irony is unreal. You have zero shame but we knew that already. Tell you Mom that your wokeness will get y’all through this tough time. I know she must be proud.
— Wendy Mathews (@WendyMa26860604) June 22, 2020
Jesus of Nazareth was a Jewish White man and proven by Historical Evidence. But @shaunking is white as snow playing a victimized black man. Just one more Proof that #BlackPrivilege exist. pic.twitter.com/OmlGIwYd7K
— Uncle Sam's Children (@UncleSamsNation) June 23, 2020
Now activist Shaun King (who isn’t black, but feels it) wants to “tear down” statues of... Jesus
They are a “form of white supremacy”
This madness won’t ever end, will it? ? https://t.co/KQqETOlxPF
— Martin Daubney (@MartinDaubney) June 23, 2020