Today, the heartbreaking news broke that legendary music icon Prince passed away at age 57. It only took minutes after the news broke for racists on Twitter to begin vilifying him for his flamboyancy and gender fluidity, slandering him for being a Black Lives Matter activist, and for standing up for justice in the Freddie Gray case and the Baltimore riots.
It unfortunately comes as little surprise that the dark, racist depths of the internet reacted in such a way. Prince will forever be remembered for his incredible music that touched millions of people, earned seven Grammys and thirty nominations, and sold over a hundred million records. He was a vibrant force of nature, the likes of which we will never see again, his memory deserves better than this.
US Media will talk about some DEAD FAG like Prince all Day while 20,000 Kids die/day of Water, as they hide ENDLESS CLEAN WATER w Candidates
— Joe Gilberti PE (@GILBERTI_WATER_) April 21, 2016
I really don’t know or care who prince is I just know he was a cross dressing fag
— Suns out, toes out (@Jewness) April 21, 2016
I’ll 4ever remember where I was when Minnesota lost its bashful mulatto faggot pawn, Prince. Also Tubman & Chyna too pic.twitter.com/ac29MiXJdH
— real Genseric (@DanielGenseric) April 21, 2016
Prince was and is a talentless faggot. Fag music.
— Tommy Steamer (@TommySteamer) April 21, 2016
Prince died dont know him but atleast another nigger has died
— Dean (@SimplyMxmphis) April 21, 2016
prince was gay and a nigger making him worse than your average nigger fucking homo son of a bitch
— 卐 Johnny Sinclair 卐 (@purecarbonJohny) April 21, 2016
I’m happy that prince died one less nigger on this earth.
— Garret Goat (@aaronkaddatz) April 21, 2016
Prince was a homo he should have died anyways
— Tyler Connors (@tcon1028) April 21, 2016
Colin Taylor is the editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.