Robert E. Lee Direct Descendant Denounces White Supremacy ... At MTV's VMAs

Robert E. Lee Direct Descendant Denounces White Supremacy ... At MTV's VMAs”

Heyer was killed in Charlottesville when an enraged white supremacist charged through a crowd with his vehicle.

However, the night didn't exclusively belong to celebrities, with the most powerful moment seeing two individuals entwined within the horrors of Charlottesville's white supremacist violence come together on stage. Lee feels "obligated" to speak out against racism following the white supremacist rally and tragic violence that surrounded the planned removal of the Gen.

"As a pastor, it is my moral duty to speak out against racism, America's original sin", he continued.

A distant blood relative of Robert E. Lee publicly denounced racism and white supremacy at the VMAs this weekend. directly calling out "America's original sin".

Lee also went on to show support to the Black Lives Matter movement, the Women's March, before introducing Heather Heyer's mother, Susan Bro, to the audience. It's been reported by Page Six that Pastor Robert Lee IV felt "obligated" to speak out about racism after rallies in Charlottesville took place, and it seems like the VMA stage was the flawless place to do so. He is an adjunct professor at Appalachian State University and pastor of Bethany United Church of Christ in Winston-Salem.

After the events in Charlottesville raised the public's awareness of Confederate statues and monuments that dot the nation's landscape, Lee was featured in several national media outlets, including NPR and HuffPost, speaking out against the complicated legacy of his great-great-great-great uncle.

Lee was unavailable for comment on Monday.

After Lee's impassioned condemnation of his ancestor and the racists who marched in Charlottesville, Bro addressed the crowd, before awarding each of the six nominees for Fight Against the System their own award.

It is "a nonprofit organization that will provide scholarships to help more people join Heather's fight against hatred".

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