The ‘all lives matter’ argument that has popped up in response to the Black Lives Matter protests has been destroyed by the perfect metaphor about a house on fire.
Since the death of George Floyd on May 25th, there has been a wave of support for the Black Lives Matter movement which has been seen in protests all around the world.
Almost everywhere, there have been calls to end systemic racism.
However, those calls have been met by counter-protesters who claim that ‘all lives matter’ rather than ‘black lives matter.’
But in response, actress and social media star Given Sharp came up with the perfect metaphor to dispel any calls of ‘all lives matter.’
TikTok provides perfect response to ‘all lives matter’
An actress and TikTok user by the name of Given Sharp (@giv.sharp) posted a video to TikTok that used a burning house analogy to explain why calls to suggest ‘all lives matter’ are unhelpful amidst the current protests.
In the video, a nosy neighbour, who we’ll name Karen, asks a passer-by what all the fuss in the street is about and is told that a nearby house is on fire.
Karen quickly asks “what about my house? Doesn’t it matter” while the confused passer-by responds, “is your house on fire?”
Taken aback, Karen continues by saying that “no, but it still matters.”
“Nobody said that it didn’t,” says the passer-by before Karen enters full rage mode and yells “All Houses Matter.”
In doing so, the video explains perfectly why ‘all lives matter’ calls are unnecessary at a time when black lives genuinely are at risk as has been proven by the deaths of George Floyd and many more just like him.
Given Sharp on social media
With over 2.1 million views, the burning house analogy video is far and away Given Sharp’s most successful post on TikTok, where she currently has a following of just over 31,000.
Meanwhile over on Instagram, where she posts about upcoming projects and matter close to her heart, Sharp adds another 14,000 people to her following.
Given Sharp: Films and TV
Given Sharp made her acting debut back in 2009 and since then has appeared in 15 roles to date.
The biggest of these came in DC’s Swamp Thing, an episode of The Vampire Diaries as well as Teenage Bounty Hunters.
Up next for Given is a role in the Netflix film The Devil All the Time where she appears alongside Spider-Man actor Tom Holland.
Her appearance in the film led to an awkward encounter with Holland which she explained to followers on TikTok.