Shaun King ripped after being accused of using Chadwick Boseman’s death to promote his book in email blast

Social justice activist and former surrogate for Bernie Sanders’ campaign Shaun King is facing an online backlash after a Twitter user shared an email that purports to be from Shaun King and uses Chadwick Boseman’s death to promote his book.

This is the text of the email in quesiton.

The Twitter user who shared the email also showed a screenshot of being blocked by Shaun King.

Her wrote “Shaun King is using Chadwicks death to sell books, he claims don’t make him any money. I’m so tired of SK profiting off of Black death.”

He added in a follow up tweet “And for someone that isn’t making money on books he sure has sent A LOT of emails promoting it, trying to get it to #1”

He also added “I literally had that thought. He couldn’t wait one fucking day, 24 hours, really? Just gross”

Another Twitter user replied:

“There is so much grief right now and I am trying to keep my words to a minimum because of the magnitude of this moment.

While I am not surprised with him, I am still absolutely appalled that *that* was how he chose to approach a time a massive grief and loss.”

another wrote:

“He probably wanted to cash in while people were still in shock and were feeling emotional. I didn’t know he was such a terrible person. Deplorable”