Glee actress Amber Riley was furious after a supporter of President Donald Trump assaulted her as she pulled into a parking lot on Monday night.
In a deleted Instagram video message that was obtained by TMZ, the 34-year-old actress said she was on her way to a store when an older White man wearing a MAGA hat blocked her from entering the driveway.
Riley said the man took off his red hat and used it “as some kind of badge as if I need to stop.”
When she asked him to move out of her way, he spat on her car.
The infuriated actress said in the video:
“In 2020, he saw a Black woman, decided he was gonna punk me and the mother f’ker spit on my car. I don’t have words for this.”
Instead of being someone who films a racist encounter, she said she was inclined to go further if provoked.
“I’m not the one, the two or the three. I’m not the person that’s gonna take their phone out and make you famous when you’re doing racist s–t. I’ma beat your a**.”
“I don’t condone violence, but I do condone self-defense. Because I can ignore your racist bullsh*t, but when it comes to assault I’m not taking my phone out, this is not a game.”
“I’m done being nice. I don’t care who you guys support, I care about the way that you’re trying to make people feel. I care about attacking people, I care about trying to make people feel less than.”
“I care about you keeping your hands to yourself, I care about you keeping your comments to yourself, and I care about you keeping your bodily fluids to yourself.”
People on social media were rightfully outraged over her disturbing interaction.
Amber Riley said everything I have been wanting to say for months. Please watch the video.
— invader christine 👽🛸 (@feralcalamity) October 19, 2020
AMBER RILEY WAS ASSAULTED. SPEAK ABOUT IT.
— cam ミ☆ (@kuinnlopez) October 19, 2020
//cw what recently happened to amber riley.
we should not stop talking about black lives matter. we should not stop fighting for the cause. protect everyone at all cost. this is completely outrageous! pic.twitter.com/o3TzKJs0AH
— lyra (@theseblueskies) October 19, 2020
i’m sorry but what happend to amber is disgusting and unacceptable, for her to speak out and then everyone go back to talking about glee, i’m sorry but we can talk about glee any other day, the fact that amber riley was ASSAULTED and so many people can just brush it under the
— jada ミ☆ (@jadalouise06) October 19, 2020
if what happened to amber riley isn’t making you angry about what’s happening to black women then you truly need to reevaluate yourself.
— mason (@dayaspudi) October 19, 2020
cw // racism, assault, amber riley situation
white people saying the assault had nothing to do with race is a form of racial manipulation, telling black people their experiences with racism “aren’t about race” is, itself racism.
— emory ✿ (@beachbunnyvinyl) October 19, 2020
guys, amber riley got assaulted by a trump supporter, it's on her instagram story. we need to be talking about this. this is serious. what the hell is wrong with people??
— 👻 Kidlet Kaitlynn ミ☆ | (she/her) 👻 (@colfersfander_k) October 19, 2020
In response to people discouraging others from inciting a “race war,” Riley believed that ship has already sailed.
“We’ve been in a race war since we were brought into this country.”
“And people are going to start fighting back. But around these parts, you spit again, you get your a** beat.”
In an isolated incident last week, Grown-ish actress Francia Raisa – who is Hispanic – claimed she almost crashed her car when she was assaulted by a caravan of Trump supporters who boxed her in with their vehicles while driving on the 405 freeway in Los Angeles.