Fox hit show Empire season 2 premiere was a call for justice for imprisoned Luscious Lyon. What’s has some people in an uproar on Twitter is that Cookie Lyon, played by Taraji P. Henson, was dressed as a gorilla in a cage. She later took off the mask and called for justice for the imprisoned.
— Trending Gifs (@TrendinGifs) September 24, 2015
I hope this don't get renewed for a third season…. #BlackLivesMatter
— Brad Roach (@CallmeBeeRadGee) September 24, 2015
— Bran mak Morn (@mak_morn) September 24, 2015
— mskinda (@mskinda) September 24, 2015
So did Empire just make a mockery of the #BlackLivesMatter movement or what?
— SB (@stiggybee) September 24, 2015
what the fuck…? the gorilla costume? co-opting black lives matter to trick people into defending a murderer…? who wrote this…? #empire
— Calvin (@aurosan) September 24, 2015
Really A Gorilla!! Empire is setting US back 100's of years. FRFR!
— NTWEG/T.V. (@NTWEG) September 24, 2015
Wtf is cookie in a got damn gorilla costume. I'm rethinking #Empire
— LYNNE81 (@jennlynn0781) September 24, 2015