Open letters via Instagram has become a trend amongst many celebrities lately. From Chris Brown to Lupe Fiasco to most recently Countess Vaughn, 2015 was undeniably the year of IG-based open letters.
Next up to bat is Tyrese, who took to his personal account to speak out against Republican candidate Donald Trump. In the post, the R&B crooner addresses Trump’s “antics” that have caused lots of controversy during this election run. The photo he posted exhibits several Muslims kneeling, praying outside of the New York City Trump Tower, which he described as heartbreaking and inspiring at the same time.
“You’ve offended my #Muslim community, and created racial boundaries and set my people up for hate crimes and to be targeted for bigotry because of the “acts” of some,” he wrote. “Islam is PEACE….. THE ACTS OF SOME of ANY GROUP doesn’t justify you spreading hate towards ALL of my people in the Muslim and or Arab community…. I’m deeply hurt and bothered by your antics and hatred towards my Muslim and Arab people.”
Tyrese continued saying, “This is for sure the most narcissistic self and family sabotage filled presidential campaign I’ve ever witnessed in my lifetime.” The singer/actor also goes on to show his distaste for Trump’s hurtful words filled with discrimination, showing hope that “the real people of America” will show up and stop him on voting day.
Read Tyrese’s full letter below: