The Netflix film When They See Us has shed light on how the justice system can fail Black people in America. Although most viewers have been outraged by the injustice that the Central Park 5 endured, Candace Owens has used her platform to lash out at the men who were exonerated for a rape that occurred in 1989.
In a series of tweets, Owens decided to share her thoughts on why she believes the film was created for political reasons.
“How foolish do you have to be to believe that the Central Park 5 case is suddenly being unearthed and glamorized because people care about justice,” Owens tweeted. “Wake up Black America! Millions of dollars are being spent to emotionally manipulate us ahead of an election cycle — again.”
Moreover, Owens claimed that the film was also created to rile up Black people. She also said that she believed the Central Park 5 were guilty.
“This is exactly the problem,” she tweeted. “The media relies on black emotion. Few people read the details of the case. Now, blacks are once again being emotionally manipulated by Leftists. I agree with you wholeheartedly, Brandon. The Central Park 5 were not innocent.”
Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise, known as the Central Park 5, were kids who were convicted of a 1989 rape they didn’t commit. They endured years of trauma while in jail and had their childhoods stolen by the justice system.
Following her statements, Owens was blasted on social media.
What the hell do you think you are doing to black people during an election cycle? Hollering and screaming about the Right as if YOU can speak for black people! How much did they pay you? #emotionalmanipulation
— Mr_JM_Swaine © (@JMSaWayne) June 5, 2019
You have to be foolish to think black people in America didn’t already know about this story. The fact it’s trending has to do with it being on Netflix and people of all ages having access to the story. People are allowed to know what happened and those men deserved to be heard.
— 𝓛 𝑜 𝓃 𝒹 𝑜 𝓃 (@__Teyonce) June 5, 2019
Someone asked Candace, “Are the Central Park Five guilty?”
(Candace checks notes saying Trump still thinks they’re guilty.)
Candace: “Yes, they are (because Trump said it).
Same goes for Larry Elder, Brandon Tatum, Sheriff Clarke, & Larry Elder.
They’re trying so hard. pic.twitter.com/ktdBxVFEok
— The Junk Man (@LamontsDad) June 4, 2019
The CP5 kids who got wrongly convicted, served time, & then had it overturned by DNA evidence. Dear Leader went out of his way w/ full paper ad pushing for the death penalty.
But you already know this, and are about to throw down some serious BS based on your Twitter Law degree.
— Zman63 (@Zman631) June 5, 2019
— Peg Manley (@ManleyPeg) June 5, 2019