WARNING: THIS VIDEO CONTAINS LANGUAGE THAT MAY BE OFFENSIVE TO SOME VIEWERS
ST. LOUIS — A frustrated woman took to social media to share her thoughts about the #BlackLivesMatter protesters in St. Louis.
Peggy Hubbard posted a video to Facebook on Thursday regarding the protests in the streets of St. Louis. Her rant was motivated by the death of a 9-year-old girl who was doing homework on her mother’s bed Tuesday evening. The next day, protesters took to the streets to march for an 18-year-old shot and killed by police. Police allege that the teen pointed a gun at them.
“Last night who do you think they protested for?” Hubbard said in her video. “The thug, the criminal, because they’re howling, ‘police brutality.’ Are you kidding me? Police brutality? How about black brutality.”
Hubbard says she believes the protesters are targeting the wrong culprit, mentioning the young life taken.
FOX 2 reports Jamyla Bolden, 9, was struck by a bullet in a drive-by shooting while laying in her mother’s bed doing homework. Her mother was shot in the leg but survived.
“A little girl is dead. You say black lives matter? Her life mattered,” said an emotional Hubbard. “Her future mattered. Her promises mattered. It mattered.”
The six-minute video has been viewed more than 4-million times and has over 222,000 shares.
Hubbard posted a follow-up video Saturday apologizing for the offensive language used in her prior video, saying she is upset with the “deterioration of our society.”
As a grandmother of a child the same age as Bolden, Hubbard said she is heartbroken.
After her video went viral, Hubbard said she is going to continue to share her thoughts.