On Thursday, Megan spoke out about the incident for the first time. In an Instagram caption, she wrote, “I was never arrested. This whole experience was an eye opener and a blessing in disguise. I hate that it took this experience for me to learn how to protect my energy.”
This was in response to a shooting that left Megan with a foot injury. In a statement, Megan added that this was “done with the intention to physically harm” her. By the end of the week, Lanez was being looked at as a suspect in this crime. Once word of this hit social media, memes started pouring out.
Some famous examples are Nipsey Hussle, Pop Smoke, and XXXTentacion, who were all shot and killed. After their fatal incidents, there were no memes made about the pain they endured. However, when it came to a Black woman, users wrote, it seemed like a joke. Megan spoke out about this as well.
Previously, I wrote about Breonna Taylor’s murder, which had been memeified as well. While George Floyd’s murder warranted serious posts, it seems that Breonna Taylor’s was only good enough for memes. Really, what this shows is that Black women’s pain is not taken seriously, one Twitter user noted.
This means that she could have lived, had she been given the proper care. Alas, she wasn’t – not in life and not in death. As Megan works toward recovery, this incident is a grim reminder that even after leading mass protests, Black women are still the most unprotected group in America. ~ℝ