Blexit founder Candace Owens, 31, disagrees with those who call George Floyd a hero and a gentle giant. For the African-American conservative commentator and political activist, people are not being honest about the entire backstory of the late African-American security guard.
“George Floyd was not a good person,” Owens said in an interview with radio host Glenn Beck. “I don’t care who wants to spin that. I don’t care how CNN wants to make you think that he had just turned his life around.”
There are things that the society considers as deeds of a good man and there are things considered as those of a bad man. Floyd had both in his life of 46 years.
“Was he really going to turn things around?” Owens asked of Floyd. “It’s just not true.”
Born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States on October 14, 1973, Floyd was into sports and music, participated in church activities and mentored young athletes. On the other hand, he had been in and out of jail.
On August 9, 2007, Floyd was charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon in a home invasion in Houston and pleaded guilty to first-degree felony. On April 8, 2009, he was sentenced to five years in prison as part of a plea deal.
“This woman now has to watch him be held up as a hero,” Owens said of the home invasion victim. “I can’t even think about the trauma.”
In 2013, Floyd was paroled after spending four years at the Diboll Unit, a private state prison for men in Diboll, Angelina County, Texas. After serving time, he became an anti-violence advocate and moved to St. Louis Park, Minnesota in 2014 for a fresh start, his friends claim.
On May 25, 2020, Floyd died more than an hour after being violently arrested by Minneapolis Police Department officers Derek Michael Chauvin, 44, Tou Thao, 34, Thomas Lane, 37, and J Alexander Kueng, 26. Arteriosclerotic and hypertensive heart disease, fentanyl intoxication and recent methamphetamine use were enumerated as other significant conditions in the autopsy conducted by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner.
“George Floyd was not an amazing person,” Owens said. “George Floyd, at the time of his arrest, was high on fentanyl and methamphetamine.”
Born on April 29, 1989 in Stamford, Connecticut, USA, Owens went to the University of Rhode Island in South Kingstown, Rhode Island, USA to earn a degree in journalism but left after her junior year. An outspoken supporter of Donald Trump, she founded Blexit to encourage blacks and other minorities to leave the Democratic Party.