Marina Diamandis slammed for 'offensive' comment about police being 'mentally ill'


Marina Diamandis has come under fire for a tweet conflating mental illness to being a police officer.

The tweet came about after white police officer Derek Chauvin was charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for the killing of George Floyd last week.

Chauvin was filmed kneeling on Floyd’s neck, causing an independent medical examination to label the death a homicide.

The incident has caused week-long mass protests worldwide, with many calling out systemic racism and police brutality.

The Marina and the Diamonds singer wrote on Twitter on Sunday:

In response, many believed conflating mental illness with cops only served to further "stigmatise" mental health issues:

Many people implored the singer to delete her tweet:

Marina is yet to publicly address the backlash but she’s since tweeted about the shooting of kids in the face with rubber bullets.

She tweeted:

She also quoted another tweet about police brutality and wrote: “No job is worth this level of injustice”.

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