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‘You are eating on stolen land’: BLM launches Thanksgiving diatribe sparking social media backlash


‘You are eating on stolen land’: BLM launches anti-Thanksgiving diatribe on social media sparking furious backlash from tweeters accusing the campaign group of hypocrisy

  • On Thanksgiving Thursday the social activism group’s official Twitter slammed American’s across the country gathering to celebrate the holiday
  • ‘You are eating dry turkey and overcooked stuffing on stolen land,’ the group posted
  • The graphic had a link to the website Native Land Digital, a digital map that allows people to see the indigenous history of the land they currently inhabit
  • But the post rubbed many the wrong way and some on social media said described it as ‘racist’ and called out the group for being hypocritical
  • ‘Fanning the flames of racism. This is the true insurrection, but no one can say anything about it without being chastised and canceled,’ someone tweeted. 


Black Lives Matter sparked furious backlash on social media after an anti-Thanksgiving tweet that claimed that Americans were eating their holiday meals on ‘stolen land.’

On Thanksgiving Thursday the social activism group’s official Twitter slammed American’s across the country gathering to celebrate the holiday. 

‘You are eating dry turkey and overcooked stuffing on stolen land,’ the group posted from its @Blklivesmatter verified Twitter account, which has 1 million followers. 

On Thanksgiving Thursday the social activism group’s official Twitter slammed American’s across the country gathering to celebrate the holiday

When it first launched in 2013, BLM sought to bring attention to and prevent police violence against African Americans

When it first launched in 2013, BLM sought to bring attention to and prevent police violence against African Americans

‘You are on stolen land. Colonization never ended, it just became normalized,’ a graphic with a link to help people find which ‘ancestral homeland’ they are ‘currently occupying’ said. 

The link was to Native Land Digital, a digital map that allows people to see the indigenous history of the land they currently inhabit. 

Discussing Native American people who had their land taken by settlers has become an increasingly popular topic during Thanksgiving, with some progressives now keen to discount the annual event as a celebration of colonialism and racism.  

But the post rubbed many the wrong way and some on social media said Black Lives Matter’s message was itself ‘racist’, while also calling out the group for being hypocritical.

Are these 5 homes on #stolenland?’ one person tweeted referring to reports that BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors has used her vast earnings as a consultant to purchase multiple luxury homes while preaching Marxist ideas. 

Another person tweeted: ‘Fanning the flames of racism. This is the true insurrection, but no one can say anything about it without being chastised and canceled. What a privilege that must be.’

Someone else said the group spreads hate: ‘BLM espouses hateful, racist stupidity, utterly ignorant of history & wisdom. BLM professes hate for the very Christian-Judaea values key to this country’s prosperity. Instead, BLM should be grateful for USA’s freedoms, even to be stupid, as is my right to call them on it.’ 

BLM has been a constant source of controversy over the years.  

In July the Utah chapter of the Black Lives Matter movement sparked anger on social media during independence Day weekend after it posted a message on Facebook calling the American flag a ‘symbol of hate.’

That same month, the group as blamed the ‘cruel and inhumane’ US for unrest in Cuba, as the activists praised the Communist regime, sparking furious backlash  

BLM accused the US of causing the instability with its embargoes which have caused ‘pain and suffering’ for Cubans for 60 years in the message which was branded ‘worse than embarrassing’.

When it first launched in 2013, BLM sought to bring attention to and prevent police violence against African Americans.

Today, it describes its mission as one that will ‘eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes’. 

Supporters say the organization is finally correcting decades of injustice and rebalancing the scales. Critics say they are trying to rewrite history and erase any indicator of white success, particularly in America. 

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