Facebook Employees Are Crossing Out "Black Lives Matter" on the Company Wall, and Mark Zuckerberg Is Not Happy

Mark Zuckerberg addressed the defacing of the 'Black Lives Matter' slogan at Facebook headquarters—read what he had to say here.

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Being the cool millennials that they are, Facebook has a doodle wall at its headquarters, which basically consists of a giant whiteboard on which company employees write their musings. Recent doodles include "I Heart Jello" and "The Social Network" (#SubtleShade), but several people have written "Black Lives Matter" only to have it crossed out and replaced with "All Lives Matter." Um...so not ok.

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Mark Zuckerberg hit up Facebook's online wall to chat about its IRL wall, essentially calling out employees (only two percent of whom are black (opens in new tab)) for attempting to whitewash the company whiteboard.

Gizmodo (opens in new tab) obtained Zuckerberg's full statement (which was posted to a private Facebook page), where he describes the behavior as "malicious" and says "black lives matter doesn't mean other lives don't—it's simply asking that the black community also achieves the justice they deserve." He also pointed out that by crossing out "black lives matter," people are essentially silencing the black community, which couldn't be more accurate.

Read the full post via Gizmodo below:

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Mehera Bonner
Mehera Bonner

Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.