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Nas’ Problematic Fidel Castro Post

by TV One Staff

November 28, 2016

Fidel Castro‘s passing has exposed a lot of mixed feelings.

While many celebrate the demise of the Cuban dictator, others are in mourning. Rapper Nas showed which side of the fence he stood on when he made this Instagram post:

RIP KING FIDEL CASTRO #revolutionary only 5% understand. Im not Cuban, I don’t fully know how he affected my Cuban family, so I’m sending strength and power for your pains. But lots Of us, as Black people, n some others in the USA, we saw him as an Ally in the Struggle.✊?

A photo posted by Nasir Jones (@nas) on

 

Of course, there were a lot of people who opposed the post. According to The Root, here are a few things people have been saying:

  • “Your ‘ally in the struggle was going to allow the USSR to park NUCLEAR MISSILES in Cuba and point them at the United States.. you think he cared what color the targets were?”
  • “The man killed his own people for over 50 year[s] and some were willing to risk the lives of there entire families just to get away from him. A few pictures with prominent African American activist does not erase that. The man was manipulative and would not have done any of that unless he thought it would further his cause. People are incredible hypocrites for talking against oppression and then backing this monster. The world is a better place without him.”
  • “Any black person that supports black lives matter and at the same time think Castro was a good leader are stupid ignorant [f–ks] who deserve to be ‘targeted’ by our [government].”

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