Brody Jenner put himself firmly on the side of the "All Lives Matter" campaign this weekend after applauding his friend's assertion that the recent police shootings of Black men weren't about race.
According to BuzzFeed, Jenner's friend Taylor Mosher posted a since-deleted Instagram comment on police brutality that read, "I normally don’t speak about this type of stuff, but this is just ridiculous. I can’t even watch the news anymore without getting pissed off. This has nothing to do with race. White, black, brown, any colour…if you have an officer of the law telling you to exit your vehicle (or do anything for that matter)…you comply. And not only do you comply, but you do so willingly and follow directions completely. And why in the world would you exit that vehicle with a weapon in hand (allegedly?!) That makes no sense! And if, let’s just say, you DON’T have a gun, why would you not put your hands up in the air and state “I do not have a gun” so that the officers can clearly see that you don’t??"
Jenner showed his support for Mosher's views by reposting the diatribe, adding, "Amen T." After the former reality star faced a backlash, he posted a photo to Instagram captioned, "All lives matter."
Many on Twitter accused the Hills alumnus of dismissing the issue because it made him uncomfortable, and of looking only through the lens of his white privilege.
It seems unlikely that Jenner will consider what his critics have to say, however. He posted a long comment he received that dismantled the argument that recent police shootings weren't connected to race, but the comment ended with a death threat. Brody captioned the post, "Hate is not the answer.#alllivesmatter." Hate isn't the answer, but neither is dismissing the struggles of those who are oppressed—and your part in the system of power that keeps them that way.