AceShowbiz - Shaun King was one of the first people rallying to block Rodney Reed's execution before many celebrities including Kim Kardashian voiced their support. The male human rights activist spoke out as the reality television star did a TV interview after the death row inmate was granted stay of execution.
"Why was Kim Kardashian on the Today show being interviewed about this and not you?" one of Shaun's followers asked on Twitter, to which he seemingly threw shade at Kanye West's wife as he replied, "Because she likes being on TV and I like doing the work."
In her interview on the NBC breakfast show, Kim who came to visit Rodney when he learned that his execution had been halted recalled the moment they heard the news. She said it was "extremely emotional." She remembered, "It was just this overwhelming sigh of relief and hope … He said, 'Praise Jesus' ... I could just feel his soul when he said that."
While the "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star hasn't responded to Shaun's tweet, she actually credited him as one of Rodney's big supporters in her interview. "The most amazing thing I saw that came from this case was the bipartisan support," she said. "I mean, you had everyone from Ted Cruz to Shaun King on this case … They say that it takes a village, but it really takes a county. And it showed in this case."
Besides commenting on Kim's TV interview, Shaun used Twitter to respond to many people who were skeptical about Rodney's innocence. "You don't have to believe anything I've ever said about Rodney Reed. Believe The Innocence Project. Believe The Texas Board of Pardons & Paroles which just voted unanimously to stop his execution. Believe the Texas Criminal Court of Appeals which just granted an appeal," he wrote.
The Innocence Project then tweeted, "Thank you @ShaunKing for inspiring an advocacy movement for #RodneyReed. You shared every piece of information up to the minute, ensuring his story was heard + pushing people to act. We appreciate you! Let's keep going."
Shaun additionally called out actress Amanda Seales who regretted supporting Rodney. She called the inmate a "danger to women" because he "is not just accused of, but has been linked to previous rapes via his DNA being discovered within the victim."
He hit back at Seales, "Be careful what you listen to out here. Amanda called herself Google searching the case for a few hours and said a lot of factually incorrect stuff that does real harm."