BLM Utah Chapter founder Lex Scott isn’t backing down after igniting a firestorm of controversy by declaring the American Flag “a symbol of hatred” in a Facebook post.
Asked about her post, Scott told Fox News “Ever since we put up the post, our page has been flooded with hatred from people who fly the flag and we want to thank those people for proving our point.”
“I would ask those people if they ever showed outrage when the Ku Klux Klan marched down the street holding that flag, if they ever showed outrage last week when Patriot Front, a White supremacist group, was marching through Philadelphia holding that flag, if they feel outraged that the Three Percenters have co-opted their flag, that the Proud Boys have co-opted their flag,” she continued.
“If they have never shown outrage when hate groups use their symbol for hatred, then they need to not come to us – they need to go directly to those groups. When you allow a hate group to fly that flag in the name of hatred, and you say nothing, and you do nothing, you send a message to us that you agree with their messaging. You agree with that hate, and you condone it,” she added.
BLM Utah has now added the follow-up post.