Reggie Bush should probably stick to football and stay away from the touchy world of politics, especially if his recent Instagram posting is anything to go by.
According to his recent post on social media, Bush alleged that the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown back in August by officer Darren Wilson, was comparable, in a “racially unjust” way, to Israel’s recent defensive war against the terrorists of Hamas and their rockets from Gaza.
The Detroit Lions star, and former Kim Kardashian lover, posted a controversial picture of a Palestinian man holding a sign which reads, “The Palestinian People know what mean to be shot while unarmed because of your ethnicity. #Ferguson #Justice.”
The Independent reported that, together with the image, Reggie Bush added his own words, in the caption on the side, which read, “No matter who you are, what color skin you have, where you live, we are all in this together! This isn’t a Ferguson problem it’s a Global Problem! We need change NOW! What happened to humanity? #JusticeForMikeBrown.”
The suggestion of a comparison between the situation in the Middle East and that of an African-American being shot by a white police officer is crude, to say the least.
Indeed, The Inquisitr reported back on August 27, about an incident in Utah where an unarmed white man was shot by an African-American cop, in an article entitled, Justice For Dillon Taylor: Why Has Unarmed White Man Fatally Shot By Black Cop In Utah Been Ignored?, although no such media attention or national demonstrations followed the death of poor Dillon Taylor.
Many people failed to see the correlation between an American teen shot by a cop, and the deaths of Palestinian civilians during a war with the sovereign state of Israel. Although some people understood Reggie Bush’s sentiments loud and clear, and understood the real meaning of the analogy.
The fact that he failed to mention the numerous terror attacks against Israeli civilians at the hands of Hamas, or more recently, the barbaric synagogue massacre in Jerusalem, where four Jewish worshippers were murdered with axes and knives while they prayed in a synagogue by Israeli-Arabs who decided to target them simply for being Jewish.
When Reggie received some flack from some in the social media community regarding his one sided analogy about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, he followed up with another caption, stating, “This issue is a GLOBAL issue (I believe I said that already in one of my posts as well) as you can see.”
And even though Reggie Bush failed to question why a teenager attacked and charged a uniformed cop on duty and paid with his life for the attack, he posted, “A unarmed young man lost his life period! And that’s unfortunate! I don’t know much about shooting people or getting shot but I do know if you shoot someone once in each leg (not 6-10 times) maybe even 3 times, chances are they will slow down! So my heart goes out to the family members of Mike Brown and anyone else that has gone through similar or worse tragedy!”
There is no question that the Michael Brown shooting was an unfortunate incident and one everyone hopes will never be repeated, as his family and many others around the world mourn his untimely death.