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'Police only make me feel safe because of
my white privilege': Natalie Portman
reveals she supports the Defund The
Police movement and says her 'black
friends feel terror at the hands of cops'

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Posted By: Ribicon, 6/9/2020 6:36:19 PM

Natalie Portman has said she supports the Defund The Police movement after admitting she was initially fearful of it because of her 'white privilege'. She took to Instagram on Monday, sharing resources that explain the movement in detail following the death of George Floyd at the hands of police on May 25. The 38-year-old said: 'My whole life, police have made me feel safe. But that's exactly the center of my white privilege. 'The police make me as a white woman feel safe, while my black friends, family and neighbors feel the opposite: police make them feel terror.'

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Exceedingly mediocre actress makes more money than anyone could possibly imagine based purely on her looks and whatever things Hollywood producers make actresses do to get roles. Surely she resides in an exclusive gated enclave where joggers with hammers and traffic dancers and peaceful protestors with bricks and gentle giant felons who can’t breathe are kept far away by exorbitant taxes, housing costs, and prices at the stores where her assistants shop for her, so there’s no way her neighbors live in any kid of fear of the police because they behave themselves. She could give everything she owns to BLM and move to Watts or East St. Louis or Detroit, but instead points an accusatory finger at everyone else while earning social credit points.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 6/9/2020 6:39:57 PM (No. 438955)
She's not worried because she knows she can pay for her own security when she leaves her gated community.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: PlayItAgain 6/9/2020 6:40:46 PM (No. 438957)
Bless her guilt-ridden little heart. The #MeToo gang is going to lecture us on right from wrong.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: jalo1951 6/9/2020 6:44:11 PM (No. 438962)
I'm calling BS on the BM movement. If she wants to weep into her pillow each night because of her "white privilege" you go right ahead. I will not join you. But no matter what is accomplished by this BM movement nothing will improve in the black community until they take a good look at themselves and realize they are part of the problem. You cannot ignore your education, drink, smoke, do drugs, hang with the wrong people, have scores of children out of wedlock, live off the dole, shoot each other over any perceived slight and think that you are going to live a good life.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: SALady 6/9/2020 6:45:30 PM (No. 438965)
So Natalie Portman also just admitted that she is a total and complete idiot!!!! Apparently she thinks "equality" is that we all live in fear. She can have that, but I will pass!!!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Strike3 6/9/2020 6:47:39 PM (No. 438967)
I can't wait for the day (sometime soon) when the entitled descendents of slaves begin scaling the walls of those Hollywood mansions, holding impromptu pool parties and inviting a few hundred friends over to trash the place. Natalie will never feel safe again.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: mc squared 6/9/2020 6:47:57 PM (No. 438968)
Many people feel terror when seeing several blacks on a sidewalk, and unlike cops, some of us don't have weapons. Go black to sleep Natalie.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: John C 6/9/2020 6:48:26 PM (No. 438969)
I am still fuming at the Boston Cardinal accusing the congregation of racism. A week after we open the parish he spouts BLM propaganda.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: NYbob 6/9/2020 6:51:32 PM (No. 438973)
I guess she feels guilty for the millions of dollars given to her for her 'work' as an actress. Spend all but your last $500,000 on some 'community' project and you would still be far better off than many white workers. Anything less and you just prove what a special kind of idiot you are.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: bad-hair 6/9/2020 7:00:25 PM (No. 438982)
Occam's Razor. If you don't LIKE your "white privilege give all your money to the Salvation Army where it will do some good. Having atoned,, hit the streets and try to get a job
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Proud Texan 6/9/2020 7:05:28 PM (No. 438989)
If her friends feel so much terror from cops, maybe she should improve herself so she can get better friends.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: chance_232 6/9/2020 7:12:02 PM (No. 438993)
It amazes me that an Israeli can be this stupid.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Gruntmedic 6/9/2020 7:14:07 PM (No. 438997)
I doubt she has any black friends.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Sandbar 6/9/2020 7:20:32 PM (No. 439006)
If the police cause her black friends feel terror, why is it that the majority of 911 calls in the cities are from black callers.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Highlander 6/9/2020 7:20:58 PM (No. 439008)
I dream that someday, publicly expressed idiocy such as this will be a capital offense, resulting in long prison terms.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Midnight Rambler 6/9/2020 7:22:19 PM (No. 439010)
She is merely moving to the back of the line. The woke mob will get her eventually.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: BarryNo 6/9/2020 7:27:48 PM (No. 439016)
I would say better than 90% of the reason Blacks fear cops is because Elites keep telling them the cops are their enemies. The Elites do this through hired community organizers, and the purpose is to make the black population act in a certain way. This makes them eternal victims begging for rescue from the Democrat Party that's using them. Notice the problems occur in Democrat-run communities.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: hammondb3 6/9/2020 7:48:16 PM (No. 439034)
Lord, what a brain-dead twit.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: PostAway 6/9/2020 7:49:46 PM (No. 439036)
A descendant of Jews who settled in the newly-formed Israel after WWII, Portman shows an exceptional ignorance of the wider world and a lack of understanding of the historical significance of Western Civilization (white people) to the basic notion of human rights. If things fall apart she will find that film actors aren’t essential to a society in distress and that her new best friends in the BLM and Antifa movements will hate her guts.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Venturer 6/9/2020 7:51:34 PM (No. 439038)
It is my sincere wish that theaters showing the movies of these people never open again. They shut them down during the virus, they should keep them shut down.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Vaquero45 6/9/2020 7:54:09 PM (No. 439041)
Boy. It must hurt to be that dumb.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: bgarrett 6/9/2020 7:56:38 PM (No. 439042)
**Everyone** feels terror at the hands of cops. Its not just the blacks
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Ben Around 6/9/2020 7:58:46 PM (No. 439045)
Like most obscenely wealthy liberals, she is feeling guilty because she is paid a ridiculous amount of money for doing very little work of no importance.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: montwoodcliff 6/9/2020 8:04:39 PM (No. 439049)
If she only had a brain! This is just more virtue signaling by our betters.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Chiritwo 6/9/2020 8:04:40 PM (No. 439050)
How stupid can one get? This is why people don't go to movies anymore - who wants to support someone like this???
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Reply 25 - Posted by: joew9 6/9/2020 8:05:56 PM (No. 439051)
She only feels safe from police because she is not holding. She's rich enough to get her assistants to hold for her.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Chiritwo 6/9/2020 8:07:53 PM (No. 439054)
Sorry for the 2nd post. When I was pulled over when I was 17, I thought it was the end of world. Not because of what the police would do to me because I knew I had broken the law. Haven't done it since.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Kowgirl 6/9/2020 8:15:30 PM (No. 439059)
Defund Natalie Portman.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: JGalt 6/9/2020 8:17:29 PM (No. 439061)
We are plumbing the depths of stupidity with this one. Worst still, deep unredeemable stupidity is the new normal.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: DonQuijote 6/9/2020 8:19:58 PM (No. 439062)
Tell this has-been and the Boston cardinal to put their money where their mouths are. Portman, sell everything, give it to BLM movement and spend the rest of your days as a SJW. Your Eminence, sell what you have, give to the poor, and go follow HIM. Not another dime to the RC Church! Sell your mansions, your summer residences on the Cape, melt down all of the gold in your churches. Donate the buildings to BLM. Prove that you are not a racist. Prove that you are a Christian. Stop preaching and let us see some action. I love(ed) my Church, but this is going too far. You expect me to donate and then call me a racist? What about you? You don't even work for your money. Time for the RC Church to go back underground.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Ben Around 6/9/2020 8:24:34 PM (No. 439063)
And by the way your Eminence, stop shielding and protecting pedophiles.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: MindMadeUp 6/9/2020 8:32:23 PM (No. 439068)
I doubt her "black friends" feel anything but remote contempt for police. Her black friends are probably wealthy as she is.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: Krause 6/9/2020 8:36:43 PM (No. 439069)
She better supplicate herself to the next 15 black people she sees.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: WV.Hillbilly 6/9/2020 8:40:13 PM (No. 439070)
#21 Not me.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: Italiano 6/9/2020 8:48:08 PM (No. 439074)
The harder I worked and studied, the more White Privilege I accumulated.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 6/9/2020 8:52:36 PM (No. 439076)
Natalie says her black friends fear the police? What's she doing hanging out with the Bloods, Crips, MS-13? Or drug dealers? You need better friends Natalie....or are you just lying thru your teeth? Oops, not lying....ACTING. You play pretend for money-so go pretend we believe you. Not.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: Califedup 6/9/2020 9:03:01 PM (No. 439085)
Oh Go sit on a light saber you stupid cow.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 6/9/2020 9:36:32 PM (No. 439104)
Used to be smart, became stupid.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: anniebc 6/9/2020 9:51:24 PM (No. 439118)
No more police protection for her then. When she gets attacked by a criminal, blame it on her stupid white privilege. Is that not superior and racist on every possible level?
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Reply 39 - Posted by: DVC 6/9/2020 10:20:33 PM (No. 439156)
Another overpaid moron proves how incredibly stupid she is.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: George R. 6/9/2020 10:23:44 PM (No. 439160)
Natalie has some really stupid friends! Or maybe it’s that they are criminals.
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Reply 41 - Posted by: Connor 6/9/2020 11:02:08 PM (No. 439191)
Take away her security guards and then talk to us about white privilege.
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Reply 42 - Posted by: Omen55 6/9/2020 11:34:00 PM (No. 439219)
Would she & her friends support defund private security for white privileged like her?
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Reply 43 - Posted by: bobn.t 6/9/2020 11:51:07 PM (No. 439237)
Tou need to find another country. maybe Kenya, Nigeria, congo, etc. Lot safer over there.
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Reply 44 - Posted by: Trigger2 6/10/2020 1:35:01 AM (No. 439301)
This white privilege is nothing more than a privilege to pay for the slackers, the subversives, the rioters, and the entitled dumb who exist in this country. Thirty trillion so far and counting.
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Reply 45 - Posted by: DynomiteThings 6/10/2020 3:58:16 AM (No. 439333)
Well said, OP!
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Reply 46 - Posted by: Yuban 6/10/2020 9:01:58 AM (No. 439509)
She needs to find new friends.
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Reply 47 - Posted by: Old Army Vet 6/10/2020 9:31:39 AM (No. 439559)
And we should listen to this hollywood airhead because???????
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