Ronni Hawk tweeted assist for Trump and towards gun management. Fans wished her character written out of On My Block, a present about low-income folks of colour residing in a neighborhood suffering from gun violence.
Earlier this month, followers of Netflix’s On My Block uncovered what gave the impression to be old tweets from Ronni Hawk, an actor on the present, in assist of Donald Trump and towards gun management.
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Another tweet, which was captured by BuzzFeed News previous to its deletion, confirmed two American flag emojis and a coronary heart emoji. It was despatched early within the morning on Nov. 9, 2016, after Donald Trump was formally elected president.
Neither Hawk nor her representatives responded to questions for the original story on whether or not the tweets mirrored her political opinions.
In February, after the Parkland bloodbath, Hawk additionally tweeted towards protesters demanding that the federal government enact gun reform.
She additionally expressly advocated for weapons after Parkland.
Many followers of the present, which explores life for younger folks of colour in a low-income neighborhood affected by gun violence, known as for Hawk to be fired from the show’s upcoming second season or for her character, Olivia, to both be killed off.
“To be honest I’m nervous to speak up knowing whatever I write at this point won’t make everyone happy,” she stated. “The truth is I was 16 years old when I put that post out there and at 18, I now know that I am not informed enough on several different subjects to be posting blindly.”
Hawk stated she had “learned so much” from engaged on On My Block about “injustices that take place in this world.”
“So to my fans,” she wrote, “I am deeply sorry if I offended any of you. I promise that in the future I will not make any statements without being fully informed.”
BuzzFeed News reached out to representatives for Hawk for additional remark.
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The day after Hawk’s apology, rapper Kanye West tweeted his love for Trump and an image of him sporting a MAGA hat, sparking his personal backlash amongst some followers.
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