Candace Owens blasted for saying Central Park 5 were guilty

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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.

A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.



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