On Monday, a Georgia Southern University (GSU) student wrote a Facebook post that directed some harsh words towards the Black Lives Matter movement, which has led her to become the center of controversy across social media.
The reactions weren't limited to social media alone, as WJCL reports that the GSU NAACP chapter staged a walkout the very next day, though one group official noted it was “not necessarily in response to the comments the young lady made.”
The student, Emily Faz, shared an article on Facebook, accompanied by her thoughts:
Faz's post reads:
"I'm just going to leave this here. I swear if I see this BS at Southern, I'll make you regret even knowing what a movement or a hashtag is, and you'll walk away with your tail tucked. This whole black lives matter movement is misguided and out of hand. Maybe no one likes or takes y'all seriously because no one can see past you egotistical b***s***.
Some people might just look past it, but fair warning I'm am [sic] not one. All lives matter, that has always been the case, and you are part of the problem if you think other wise."
The article Faz attached to her post was from The Washington Times, which reported:
Black Lives Matter and Mizzou protesters on Twitter said their struggles with racial oppression were being “erased” by the overwhelming news coverage of the killings of 129 people at the hands of Islamic State extremists.
Others were quick to condemn Faz's message:
With some even sharing personal details about her life:
Faz was reportedly fired from her job at a local Wild Wings Cafe restaurant as a result of the attention, which allegedly included students calling for her expulsion from GSU.
While there are many who've defended Faz and her comments - with some arguing that she was expressing her opinion and not promoting violence - the situation seems to say something about the potential real-life implications that a simple Facebook post can have in America today.