The ‘West Side Story’ actress accuses the TikTok bosses of racism for allegedly getting rid of all hashtags associated to George Floyd and police brutality from the system.
Rachel Zegler, ideal acknowledged for her job as Maria in the upcoming remake of the film musical “West Side Story“, has stop TikTok following accusing bosses of “perpetuating oppression.”
The 19-12 months-previous singer and actress tweeted that she deleted her account on the video sharing system following reportedly discovering the social media application has blocked “Black Life Make any difference” and all hashtags relating to George Floyd.
The 46-12 months-previous African American guy was killed by Minneapolis cops though getting arrested earlier this week, but the system has allegedly taken out all mention of him regardless of a community outcry towards racially-driven police brutality.
In a sequence of tweets, Rachel urged TikTok officials to deal with the scenario and deal with it immediately, insisting, “The racism we’ve been contacting out about your application, esp. a short while ago, is particularly obvious now.”
“If this evident racism is not tackled adequately out of genuine treatment for the scenario (and not panic of getting rid of business enterprise),” Rachel tweeted. “I will be deleting my profile, deleting the application completely, + encouraging my followers to do the exact same. You have the chance to spread recognition suitable now, as an particularly preferred social media application.”
“But instead you perpetuate oppression by not advertising wonderful black creators and now this? Fairly obvious exactly where your loyalty lies. Racism is a really serious issue. It is just not new, and we are all in this with each other, as we are the ones dependable. Do improved, @tiktok_us. Or we are absent.”
In reaction to the actress’ feedback, a agent from the system explained, “We are mindful of an issue that is impacting the hashtag look at counts exhibited at the upload stage.”
“This seems to affect terms at random, like phrases like #cat and #howdy. Our workforce is investigating and working rapidly to deal with the issue.”
Rachel afterwards shared the tweet, just including, “que interesante” – “intriguing” in Spanish.
Other buyers afterwards confirmed that they could see videos beneath the hashtags.