Now that Black Lives Matter has come out in support of Hamas, corporations that have been proudly celebrating the group’s push for “social justice” and provided millions of dollar in support are now scrambling to disassociate from the leftwing group.
One of America’s most iconic brands has been caught scrubbing all mentions of BLM from its website.
The New York Post reports that “the Coca-Cola Company quietly removed references to its financial support for Black Lives Matter from its official website after the controversial group expressed support for Hamas terrorists who killed at least 1,400 Israeli soldiers and civilians earlier this month.
BLM’s Chicago chapter sparked outrage with a now-deleted post on X showing a photo of a paraglider with the text “I stand with Palestine.”
Hamas terrorists used paragliders to pour across the Israel-Gaza border and massacre scores of revelers at a trance music festival.
One of Coca-Cola’s brands, Sprite, gave half a million dollars to the Black Lives Matter Global Network as part of its “fight for racial justice.”
Unfortunately for the soft drink giant, they did not brush their support for the terror-supporting group quick enough and got caught red-handed by Senator Ted Cruz.
CAUGHT RED-HANDED. @CocaCola deletes its support for BLM.
One screenshot is of @CocaCola's website before BLM supported Hamas parachuting into a concert to kill Israeli civilians.
The other is from this morning.
Editing your website is not enough. Americans DEMAND an apology. pic.twitter.com/WKRdxVrTu8
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) October 20, 2023
Across the pond, The Football Association, which runs England’s Premier League, has “distanced itself from Black Lives Matter amid concerns the governing body was continuing to support the movement despite backing within the campaign group for Hamas terrorists.
The website for the London FA features a section devoted to BLM, which also quotes guidance from the national FA stating its own support for the movement.
First published in 2020 after the murder of George Floyd and the BLM protests that followed, the section has remained live long after the likes of the Premier League distanced itself from the organisation over the latter’s controversial political views,” according to The Telegraph.
Hamas, and other Palestinian terrorist groups Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), have each been designated by the Department of State as Foreign Terrorist Organizations since October 1997. Despite that designation, some Democrats in Congress have both endorsed the group and even partnered with them in fundraising.
Joining sides with Hamas has not stopped all BLM supporters from trying to cash in on the hostage-taking, however. One of the group’s founders, Shaun King, was recently called out for claiming that he helped free two Americans from Gaza despite the victims saying they had no connection with him.