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Whoopi Goldberg criticizes DeRay Mckesson after tweets about alleged racist imagery in 'War for the Planet of the Apes'

Whoopi Goldberg criticizes DeRay Mckesson after tweets about alleged racist imagery in 'War for the Planet of the Apes'

Actress and “The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg has criticized Baltimore activist and educator DeRay Mckesson for his now-deleted Twitter comments about how new film “War for the Planet of the Apes” has used a character to mock him.

Earlier this week, Mckesson tweeted about a toy and recent poster for the film, where an ape is depicted wearing a blue vest that is similar to the activist’s trademark vest. Mckesson drew comparisons, saying that it was dehumanizing and that he was offended.

While many activists and Twitter users weighed in, outraged by the film’s inclusion of the vested ape, others, including Goldberg, pointed to previous “Planet of the Apes” films which...

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