Shaun King: 'Statues of the White European They Claim is Jesus Should Also Come Down'
News Technology

Shaun King: ‘Statues of the White European They Claim is Jesus Should Also Come Down’

Shaun King
(Image: Twitter)

Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King caused quite the stir on Twitter after he tweeted that “statues of the white European they claim is Jesus should also come down.” In response, a number of social media users criticized King.


The recent spate of statues of historically known racists or those engaged in racist behavior being removed, toppled and/or desecrated, has caused King to also call for the removal of statues of a Euro-centric Jesus Christ. For years, the skin tone and color of Jesus have been in dispute based on the origin of his roots.

According to History.com, “For many scholars, Revelation 1:14-15 offers a clue that Jesus’s skin was a darker hue and that his hair was woolly in texture. The hairs of his head, it says, “were white as white wool, white as snow. His eyes were like a flame of fire, his feet were like burnished bronze, refined as in a furnace.”


×