Your hashtags 'don’t mean s***', says AKA after 'Justice for Nathaniel Julius' trends
AKA came down hard on Twitter users who offered their condolences to Nathaniel Julius’ family following the Eldorado Park teenager’s death.
In one tweet he said: “Your hashtags don’t mean s*** to that young man’s family. Could someone please let me know where to send the bag to assist. Thank You.”
Your hashtags don’t mean shit to that young man’s family. Could someone please let me know where to send the bag 💼 to assist. Thank You.— AKA (@akaworldwide) August 28, 2020
Social media is fuming along with the Eldorado Park community after the death of the 16-year-old allegedly at the hands of police.
Nathaniel Julius was allegedly killed by police on Wednesday, August 26. He was allegedly at a tuck shop buying biscuits.
It is said that police stopped the teenager to ask him questions which he couldn’t answer because he has Down Syndrome and is non-verbal.
He was then allegedly shot, beaten and thrown in the back of a police vehicle and taken to hospital.
The teenager succumbed to his injuries before he could be treated.
Violent protests and gunfights with police have erupted in Eldorado Park since the incident.
The tragedy has been trending on social media and many A-list celebrities including rappers Cassper Nyovest, Boity and AKA, have commented on it.
Twitter users were upset at the “Jika” hitmaker, saying that they offered their condolences and prayers and were raising awareness because they did not have money like the Super Mega.
Raising awareness is helping out though. Not everyone is financially capable of helping the family, which is why some people are tweeting and raising awareness. It's great you'll be able to send the "bag" but respect other people's efforts too.— Melanin Queen👑 (@Nomiey_M) August 28, 2020
The back-and-forth tweets caused a stir on Twitter.
AKA, who said he was making arrangements to have money sent to the victim’s family, continued tweeting about the incident.
People really think they making a difference tweeting from the comfort of their homes about police this and police that and coloured this and coloured that. Outraged on twitter while watching Netflix and ordering Uber eats. Hilarious.— AKA (@akaworldwide) August 28, 2020
Don’t worry about if you don’t have funds to donate, whatever I donate will be from ALL of us because that’s what COMMUNITY is about.— AKA (@akaworldwide) August 28, 2020
I will say It again. You think you are comforting the family with your data .... YOU. ARE. NOT. https://t.co/71LGedKVFA— AKA (@akaworldwide) August 28, 2020
Anyways we have our Megacy agents reaching out to find the right plug. After that we will make sure that we do whatever we can to restore DIGNITY to the name Nathaniel Julius. 🕊💜— AKA (@akaworldwide) August 28, 2020
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WHAT EXPLANATION IS THERE FOR KILLING THIS CHILD IN COLD BLOOD, IN THE STREET LIKE HIS LIFE IS WORTH ABSOLUTELY NOTHING? 🕊💜WHAT THREAT COULD HE POSSIBLY HAVE POSED TO A GROWN POLICEMAN WITH A FUCKING GUN?!?! @sapoliceservice_za YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO PROTECT THESE LIVES, NOT TAKE THEM AWAY. God Bless Nathaniel Julius and his family. 🙏🏼 The worst part is, we all know there will be zero accountability. So after all the hashtags are done and people move onto the next story, they are the ones who have to live with their child being taken away from them. We will not be there with them, but I pray that God will. This is crazy man. R.I.P 👑