The video has left netizens divided. On one hand, it is much easier to be on one ‘side’ from the comforts of your own home as music plays in the background than out on the streets standing up for what you believe in. Taken by itself this incident seems to suggest armchair activism, or worse, lip service on the parts of those filming videos through their windows. As one Twitter user put it, “This is the real-life equivalent of posting a black screen on social media.”
Now, to be fair, it can be said that not everyone who has joined the George Floyd protests seem to have his best interests at heart. After all, there are those walking into stores with the sole intent of stealing. And vandalism, whether provoked or not, is frowned upon by most people. In this sense, the ire of some on Twitter make sense.
To quote an user, “So you have to physically protest to show support? And if not our windows should be broken?”
Take a look at some of the comments: