Chilli of the popular 90s group TLC angered a lot of fans with comments she made during an interview with Channel 4 UK News on Wednesday. The group, who’s currently on the road promoting their self-titled Kickstarter-funded album, was asked to share their thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement.
While admitting they are not into politics, Chilli gave the old “All Lives Matter” response:
I personally didn’t go to any marches or anything like that. For me, all lives matter, you know what I mean? Because there is a time when different groups are targeted for different things. So I just think that what happened, even with the police brutality against these young black boys and stuff like that — all of that kind of stuff is wrong. Even if it was a caucasian teen kid that this was happening to, it’s just not right. And some people will take that authoritative position and go crazy with it, obviously. I think that before people are hired in these positions they need to do some kind of better background check or mental stability check on them to see if they can really handle being in a position like that.
To her credit, however, she did recommend that members of law enforcement be mentally equipped before taking on any jobs, and that excessive force should never be considered a viable solution when apprehending a suspect.
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