This black country singer is under fire for posting a video to Facebook explaining what to do when you get pulled over and how to make it as safe as possible. Do you think that he is only using common sense? Or this racist?
Country singer Coffey Anderson is facing criticism online after he posted a video telling his fans what to do when they get pulled over by a police officer to make it a ‘safer’ situation.
In a Facebook clip that has more than 30 million views, the 38-year-old singer advised drivers to keep their hands on the steering wheel at all times and avoid movements that suggest they may be reaching for a gun.
But online commenters blasted the former Nashville Star finalist, saying his video was one-sided and suggests that drivers are always to blame for incidents involving the police.
Anderson posted the video on July 7, a day after Philando Castile, 32, was fatally shot by police officer Jeronimo Yanez, 28, during a traffic stop in suburban St Paul, Minnesota, last week.
Castile’s girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, said he was following the officer’s instructions when he was shot, and she live-streamed part of the incident on Facebook.
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