Kal Penn posted a piece on The Huffington Post late Thursday night that purported to explain and clarify his views on stop and frisk.
Instead the reader ends up getting some ramblings about what it’s like to be a brown man post-9/11, a line about how difficult it is to be “nuanced” in just 140 characters (must every celebrity use that line when they get into Twitter trouble?), and a few sentences about building bridges across community lines.
Needless to say, the criticism continued.
— JA Johnson (@JAJohnson1) August 16, 2013
@KalPenn wrote something on Huffington Post saying he wasn't clear. He was, though. Its ok for Blacks to be treated as ciminals, I got it
— Ms. Brooks™ (@TheREAL_MBrooks) August 16, 2013
— Tynisha (@windybayou) August 16, 2013
— Wild Joey Hickok (@60th_Street) August 16, 2013
— syreeta mcfadden (@reetamac) August 16, 2013
I feel as if Kal Penn should have listened when Hari Kondabolu offered to write his apology.
— Daenerys Trillgaryan (@NaniCoolJ) August 16, 2013
For more on stop and frisk, be sure to read Bridget Todd’s open letter to Penn.