Rev. Al Sharpton
After the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., former Washington Wizards star Gilbert Arenas made comments about the Rev. Al Sharpton, but they were not uplifting or encouraging. Arenas went on an Instagram rant saying, “The stats also show Al coon Sharpton has not helped one situation he has protested at. He actually made it worst and because of him the jury goes the other way.”
Afterwards, Arenas talked to Brown’s family, telling them to avoid association with Sharpton and to leave him out of all their protests. “Famililes of the victims’ pleaseeeeee stop asking #alsharpton to speak on behalf,” Arenas wrote on his Instagram to his 580,000 followers. “You have a better chance having #caesar the monkey from #planetoftheapes to get justice for you.”
Arenas remarks came after Sharpton was seen on national television in St. Louis marching with protestors. Arenas was not done and had more to say.
“#AL like a #THOT in the club, for attention what u said at rally #enoughisenough right were tired of PRETENDING.” (THOT is a new slang term that means “That Hoe Over There.”)
In 2010, Sharpton had harsh words for Arenas after he was kicked off the Wizards roster for bringing a gun into the locker room.
Sharpton has not made any comments about Arenas’ recent rant.