Democrats put on a show on Monday.
They donned Kente cloth scarves around their necks while kneeling in a moment of silence for George Floyd.
Not everyone was impressed.
An African activist named Obianuju Ekeocha blasted them for appropriating an important symbol.
Outrage at Democrats Wearing Kente Cloth During Moment of Silence: ‘So Woke It Actually Feels Racist’
Democrat lawmakers, led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), are facing overwhelming backlash after opting to wear Kente cloth during their nearly nine-minute moment of silence in a show against police brutality. Many users across social media questioned their motives and blasted them for missing the mark.
Pelosi and fellow Democrat lawmakers, including Sens. Kamala Harris (D-CA), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Chuck Schumer (D-NY), took a knee on Monday for eight minutes and 46 seconds as a show of solidarity with Americans protesting police brutality and remembering those who have died, including George Floyd, Michael Brown, and Trayvon Martin.
Democrats could be seen kneeling in unison, with most wearing Kente cloth — a special fabric with deep and meaningful origins rooted in West Africa — in a seeming attempt to show further solidarity with the black community. Their attempt, however, appeared to many to fall flat.
“There is more Kente fabric in this picture than at a Ghanaian traditional wedding,” pro-life activist Obianuju Ekeocha said.
Watch the video below:
I had to say something about the American politicians shameless and ignorantly using the Kente fabric as a prop in their virtue signaling.
*I’m usually more mild mannered than this so please forgive me, I’m upset. pic.twitter.com/aZMjgsHujS
— Obianuju Ekeocha (@obianuju) June 8, 2020
On a side note, Nancy Pelosi needed help getting up afterwards. Watch:
Pelosi kneels for somber moment of silence to honor George Floyd.
Here is what happens immediately after:
– Pelosi can’t get up
– Pelosi is stuck kneeling
– Pelosi calls for an aide to help
– Pelosi cracks joke about her heels
– Pelosi giggles
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) June 8, 2020
Do Democrats have any idea how this looks to most of America?