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Rebel Wilson Called Out After Joking About Police Injustice At VMAs

Twitter users called out Rebel Wilson Sunday after the comedian took part in a bit about police injustice before introducing the Best Hip-Hop Video at the VMAs.

“I know a lot of people have problems with the police, but I really hate police strippers,” she said, dressed in a police uniform, before taking it off to reveal a bodysuit reading “F**k Tha Police Stripper.” She then went on to joke about getting a police stripper for her grandmother’s birthday who wouldn’t “feel her up.”

“I hate this injustice,” she joked, “hence the shirt.”

People on Twitter quickly called out the actress for joking about such a serious topic:

Rebel Wilson is trying to make light of police brutality before the hip-hop video. GO AWAY #VMAs #BlackLivesMatter

— SOWMYA KRISHNAMURTHY (@SowmyaK) August 31, 2015

I’ve kind of always thought Rebel Wilson “doesn’t really get it,” and I’m finally vindicated

— Dan D’Addario (@DPD_) August 31, 2015

.@MTV, still not here for the police brutality mockery. @RebelWilson not from America and probably don’t get how messed up it was. #VMAs

— Ernest Owens (@MrErnestOwens) August 31, 2015

Nicki’s energy would’ve been better spent calling out Rebel Wilson’s unacceptable police brutality jabs than wasting words on Miley. #VMAs

— David Levitz (@DavidLevitz) August 31, 2015

Rebel Wilson making light of police brutality before announcing the nominees for best Hip Hop video is so white it hurts #VMAs

— Glen Coco (@MrPooni) August 31, 2015

Rebel Wilson’s got her nerve presenting Best Hip-Hop Video while making a joke out of police/state violence.

But I digress. #VMAS

— Derrick Clifton (@DerrickClifton) August 31, 2015

“I know a lot of people have problems with the police, but I have a problem with police strippers.” -Rebel Wilson

police brutality=/=joke.

— Affinity Magazine (@Affinitylife) August 31, 2015

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