Black Lives Matter Activist Calls Swifties ‘Slightly Racist’

The co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Los Angeles chapter has slammed Taylor Swift fans as racists and referred to Kansas City’s Super Bowl victory as a right-wing, white-supremacist conspiracy in a series of posts on social media.

Melina Abdullah, 51, a professor of Pan-African Studies at Cal State University Los Angeles, took to X, formerly Twitter, to unload her opinions on the pop singer and her athlete boyfriend over two weeks.

“Why do I feel like it’s slightly racist to be a Taylor Swift fan? I said FEEL, not think. Kind of like that feeling I get when there are too many American flags,” Abdullah wrote on February 11, the day of the Super Bowl.

Hours later, after the Kansas City Chiefs were declared the winners, Abdullah said, “Why do I feel like this was some right-wing, white-supremacist conspiracy?!?! Booooooo!!!!”

As her posts stirred up attention from other users, Abdullah doubled down on her stance.

“Folks think they’re attacking me by asking why I think everything is racist. I’m not offended. Virtually everything is racist,” she wrote.

On February 23, Abdullah returned to social media to post a voice message sent by a man who blasted her as a joke, ignorant, and what’s wrong with this country.

The 51-year-old is also a co-director of BLM’s advocacy wing, Black Lives Matter Grassroots. She sued the Los Angeles Police Department in 2020 after they descended on her home during a reported swatting incident.

In court documents filed with California Superior Court, the mother of three said she feared LAPD SWAT officers would fire their weapons into her home and hurt her children. She accused the LAPD of failing to contact her beforehand despite having her contact information and claimed the department staged the incident in ‘retaliation’ for her activism.

In a separate legal battle, Abdullah and BLM Grassroots accused the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation Inc. of raising donations from the work of city-based chapters and subsequently leaving activists out of decision-making.

BLM Grassroots is composed of two dozen BLM chapters across the country, which argued that they were entitled to tens of millions of dollars from the national foundation. However, the case was thrown out by a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge last year after the activists failed to prove they were entitled to the funds, among other unsubstantiated claims.