Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett-Smith are coming under fire for allegedly donating $150,000 to a terrorist group that once advocated killing all white people, but though some are saying those fears are misled.
The news first started after a Facebook announcement from Minister Louis Farrakhan, leader of the controversial Nation of Islam, that Will Smith was donating $150,000 to support the 2015 Million Man March.
“Last night in Philadelphia, The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan announced that he called upon Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith to support 10-10-15,” the post read. “And he said the couple happily donated $150,000 to offset the cost of hosting the upcoming historic gathering! Will Smith attended the Million Man March in 1995.”
Many news sites have connected the donation to terrorism, Radar Online explained.
“The Hollywood power couple recently donated to defray the costs of an upcoming rally organized by the Nation of Islam, which is connected to the Black Panthers.
“The Black Panthers are considered to be a domestic terrorist group, which has made no effort to hide its support of murdering whites.
“The rally, called “Justice…Or Else!” will be held next month in Washington D.C. on the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March, which Will attended in 1995.”
But others noted that Will Smith and his wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith, made the donation for the Million Man March rally and not to Louis Farrakhan personally.
The rally itself, which calls for “justice applied equally regardless of creed or class or color,” appears to align closely with the Black Lives Matter movement. The website for the rally does not advocate violence but does issue a challenge to the black community.
“We in the black community have a fight on two fronts and it’s very difficult to fight a war on two fronts, but we have to take on two struggles. The evil that is in our community produced by us cannot be overlooked as we challenge our government for justice. We cannot pass by the killings, abuse and rapes, robberies and crimes we commit on one another and focus on the government as though we have done what needs to be done in our own backyard. Our thrust toward the government is ever weakened by our lack of concern and adequate attention to what is going on in the inner cities.
“We must end the violence and stop the killings and present ourselves as a united front before the Government of the United States of America. Fredrick Douglas said ‘Power concedes nothing except by a demand.’ Our demand of government must be backed by the power of our unity and love of the brotherhood.”
Neither Will Smith nor Jada Pinkett-Smith have commented on their $150,000 donation to the Million Man March.
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