Haters Gon' Hate: Comedian Tom Shillue Calls Black Lives Matter 'Criminal'

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Haters Gon' Hate: Comedian Tom Shillue Calls Black Lives Matter 'Criminal'

Comedian Tom Shillue calls Black Lives Matter movement "criminal stuff" while guest-hosting Fox News "The Five" on Monday.

Published September 1, 2015

The attack on the Black Lives Matter movement continues as comedian Tom Shillue has come out as the latest critic of the organization. Shillue called the organizers' activities "criminal stuff" while guest-hosting Fox News show The Five on Monday.

"I think it’s shut-it-down time," he said. "I think it’s ridiculous. And I think that this is criminal stuff. These organizations — it’s not a civil rights movement. Call it what it is. It’s a lie from the beginning."

Recently, Shannon J. Miles, an African-American man, shot and killed Houston police sheriff Darren Goforth. In response, a sheriff in Harris County said Black Lives Matter was connected to Miles's motive in the shooting. Shillue piggybacked on this belief stating he puts "a lot of responsibility" on them as well.

This is the latest public assault on Black Lives Matter. On Fox & Friends on Monday, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and co-host Brian Kilmeade talked to Kevin Jackson, executive director of The Blacksphere, about the killing of Goforth and Black Lives Matter protests held at the Minnesota State Fair over the weekend. 

“Kevin, why has the Black Lives Matter movement not been classified yet as a hate group?” Hasselbeck asked. “I mean, how much more has to go in this direction before someone actually labels it as such?”

The movement continues to grow and spread awareness of deaths by police violence nationally. The pushback from naysayers about the movement is expected. 

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