Hugh Jackman is catching backlash after a tweet labeling a photo of a police officer hugging a protester as “solidarity.”
On Wednesday, the actor shared a photo that appears to show a police officer at a protest hugging a crying black protester. As people across the United States continue to protest in support of police reform after the death of George Floyd, the “X-Men” star’s followers were quick to deride the post as propaganda in favor of the cops.
“Solidarity,” Jackman captioned the image.
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) June 3, 2020
Many responded to the tweet voicing their disappointment with the Australian movie star, calling the post “shallow propaganda.”
This is shallow propaganda designed to obfuscate and maintain oppressive dynamics
— 𝙱𝚛𝚎𝚗𝚗𝚊𝚗 𝙼𝚘𝚘𝚛𝚎 ⓥ🚩 (@islandrhythmz) June 3, 2020
Really this is your contribution really
— Ranibow Sprimkle ™️ (@Muffin_Chips) June 4, 2020
You forgot the rest – Solidarity for a photo op, then back to shooting at and beating peaceful protesters and journalists.
— Jonathan Robert (@jonathan_eff) June 3, 2020
bro was in les miserables and he still doesn’t get it?
— gracielita🌹 (@GBinEP) June 4, 2020
Hugh is long time friends with Ivanka and Jared Kushner. He was never on our side.
— AmadeusMaxwell🌹 (@AmadeusMaxwell) June 3, 2020
don’t forget hugh jackman is very good friends with ivanka trump and says he doesn’t like “to talk about politics” he is an absolutely trash human being https://t.co/X0dJtXXWar
— jasmine / bIm (@rubberssouls) June 3, 2020