Iyanla Vanzant supports Black judge who hugged Amber Guyger

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Iyanla Vanzant at the Loves Holiday Weekend event

Iyanla Vanzant is famous for straightening out many people’s lives on the popular Oprah Winfrey Network television show “Fix My Life.” But fans want her to fix her own statements after she backed the judge who hugged convicted murderer and former cop Amber Guyger.

Vanzant takes issue with the legion of Blacks who blistered Judge Tammy Kemp for that courtroom gesture and for giving Guyger a Bible.

“I find it very interesting that when you go into court and they ask you to put her hand on the Bible and swear to God, but they don’t want you to act like a Godly being,” Vanzant said.

Vanzant went on to say that Dallas Judge Tammy Kemp hugging Guyger “brings humanity to our legal system, which is missing, which is why we have so many people rotting in jail for nonviolent crimes because the humanity is gone.”

The 66-year-old added that she sides with Brandt Jean, the brother of the Botham Jean that Guyger murdered, for taking back his peace by forgiving Guyger and asking the judge to hug her in court.

Check out what Vanzant had to say in full below:

Terry Shropshire
Terry Shropshire

A military veteran and Buckeye State native, I've written for the likes of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Detroit Free Press. I'm a lover of words, photography, books, travel, animals and The Ohio State Buckeyes. #GoBucks

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