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DeRay Mckesson Is Super Angry About ‘Planet Of The Apes.’ He Thinks It’s Racist. There’s Just One Problem.

By  Hank Berrien

On Monday, Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson decided to promote the idea that “racially coded messages” may be in the new film War for the Planet of the Apes.

Mckesson tweeted, then later deleted, this, as he circled an ape with a blue vest, whom he thought was supposed to be Mckesson, who wears a blue vest:

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Mckesson’s tweet was prompted by radio host Tariq Nasheed, who had tweeted that an ape with a blue vest in the film’s poster was meant to represent Mckesson:

If Nasheed and Mckesson had done their homework, they might have discovered that in the original 1968 Planet of the Apes, starring Charlton Heston, the apes wore similar clothes. Film director Robby Starbuck posted an image from the 1968 film with a pointed message:

He followed with this:

That prompted a logical question:

And a succinct answer:

And one more logical rejoinder for Mckesson:

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