J.Lo Pissed Off Twitter With One Ill-Timed Hashtag
J.Lo really put her foot in her mouth in it this week with one poorly planned tweet. When promoting her new song “Love Make The World Go Round” for the Orlando victims, the Boricua singer included #AllLivesMatter in her tweet. But instead of having the effect she was hoping for, the Twittersphere came out to drag the hell out of her.
Here’s the tweet that made everyone say, “Wait, what?”
Credit: @jlo / Twitter
The tweet was immediately deleted, but the Internet lasts forever and people made sure to remind her of that.
She even used #AllLivesMatter on Instagram.
Credit: @jlo / Instagram
And, immediately, Twitter came together to drag her to hell and back.
So Jlo tweeted all lives matter and deleted it as if her entire career isn't a knock off of black culture pic.twitter.com/JlHuIiYMnC
— Queens (@Wise_Nubian) July 13, 2016
And no part of her past was left untouched.
Remember when @JLo said the N word in the "I'm real" remix and then said all lives matter ?????
— marsy marsss (@MarsyMarsss) July 13, 2016
Like, her entire 1990s phase was called into question over the hashtag.
Wait, J.Lo really said #AllLivesMatter like she didn't make at least 17 attempts to be black between 1992 – 2000?
— Princeton Anglaise (@3rdAndMiles) July 12, 2016
And J.Lo’s love of hip-hop and R&B was questioned.
did all lives matter when you tried to pass off Ashanti and Christina Milians vocals as your own for the past 15 years? @JLo
— lil lamb (@RicheyCollazo) July 12, 2016
This person even revoked her Bronx membership card.
jlo's all lives matter tweet was the icing on the cake, the final seal solidifying that she's transcended the bronx
— shereen (@delashereen) July 12, 2016
People did come to her defense.
JLo dedicated a song to the LGBTQ community,after what happend in Orlando.That's why she tweeted all lives matter. She's not racist. Grow up
— Sophie (@DeeplyYoursxei) July 12, 2016
Even offering J.Lo a way out, a la Mariah Carey.
— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) July 12, 2016
Seems totally possible, right?
People were pleading with Lin-Manuel Miranda to educate J.Lo on the origin of the hashtag.
— Yesenia (@YesiPadilla) July 12, 2016
Here’s what people thought Miranda was feeling like post tweet controversy.
lin manuel miranda seeing his face in jlo's all lives matter tweet pic.twitter.com/pTmGseG8BM
— yung sweet lassi (@andnowtothemoon) July 12, 2016
And again, people came to J.Lo’s rescue trying to quell the anger.
I usually find the All Lives Matter thing stupid but ppl are overreacting to JLo using it. She was referring to the Orlando shooting,
— Arre (@SharonCaseFan) July 13, 2016
But others wanted to point out just how harsh the U.S. has been on Puerto Rico, her motherland.
I guess @JLo forgot how unsweet history is between Puerto Rico and the United States. But you're right, "all lives matter".
— Awko Taco (@Mellydoee) July 12, 2016
But over all, people were just plain disappointed…
Ugh. Now Jennifer Lopez is on that All Lives Matter foolishness, too? *sighs deeply*
— blacklivesmatter. (@unicornrainbows) July 12, 2016
Like, suuuuuper disappointed.
Seeing Jennifer Lopez tweet All Lives Matter is extremely disappointing. Guess she thought so too…..as the tweet was deleted.
— Shane Avery (@ShaneAvery) July 12, 2016