A Fall Out Boy fan was recently photographed wanting to protect cops in Ferguson, Missouri from potentially violent protestors.
Sunday (August 9) marked one year anniversary with the death of Michael Brown, a black youth who was simply shot dead with a white policeman in Ferguson in 2014. The incident resulted in heightened racial tensions within the city, together with throughout the US all together.
Lexi Kozhevsky, 19, was photographed on Monday (August 10) waiting in between the police and protestors in Ferguson while donning a Fall Out Boy t-shirt. The image later went viral online (see below). Check Uma Thurman song.
Speaking to Noisey regarding her motives, Kozhevsky said, “When I heard that it was a state of emergency, I felt like I had to discover it for myself because I live really close. I was like, this really is history happening right this moment in front of me. I saw what sort of protesters were acting and I don’t believe all the cops deserve that, so I just thought we would do what I thought was right and stand before them.”
She added, “The most violent thing that happened when I was right with the cops was obviously a water bottle was thrown, and that it was pretty nerve-wracking since you never know the concepts being thrown. I just felt damaging to them because it had been a large amount of slurs. It’s not like all of the cops do it simply because want to, it’s their job, they must.” Check Centuries.
On accusations of racism, Kozhevsky defended herself by saying, “I expected that. I’m not within the least bit racist. I totally agree that racial discrimination can be a rampant thing taking in our country, racial profiling. I know if I was pulled over, rather than a black man, I know I’m getting off free. I’m not implying it’s no hassle, and I think peaceful protesting is nice. When it gets violent, particularly needs to be changed.”
Kozhevsky also commented for my child choice of attire, “I didn’t anticipate going there within my Fall Out Boy T-shirt, that it was just my outfit.”