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Has Childish Gambino Wiped His Social Accounts to Protest Police Brutality?
While many have thought it is to mark the one-year anniversary of the rapper known otherwise as Donald Glover's album Because the Internet, which came out Dec. 6, 2013, others are considering it a statement of protest in the #blacklivesmatter movement that's given rise online and in real life over the past months.
it's the 1 year anniversary of because the internet and @donaldglover is gone from the internet— *·˚ ༘♡ (@dcphne) December 11, 2014
CHILDISH GAMBINO BLACKED OUT HIS PROFILE FOR BLACK LIVES MATTER OHHHHH— ️RICH GANG️ (@420FINESSE) December 14, 2014
Meanwhile Glover's manager Famuel Rothstein has changed his Twitter account image to a photo from the Blackout for Human Rights organization, as Complex points out, giving reason to speculate Glover's blacking out his accounts may be connected.
The Blackout for Human Rights website describes itself as a "network of concerned artists, activists, and citizens who committed their energy and resources to immediately address the staggering level of human rights violations against fellow Americans throughout the United States. We have witnessed enough. An affront to any citizen’s human rights threatens the liberty of all. So, we participate in one of the most time honored American traditions: dissent. We demand an immediate end to the brutal treatment and inhumane killings of our loved ones; the lives of our friends, our parents and our children have value and should be treated with respect. Our right to life is secured not only by our humanity, but is protected by law both federally and internationally by the Constitution of the United States of America and the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights."