“Rich Dad, Poor Dad” author Robert Kiyosaki, took to Twitter on June 12th to express his views on the protests going on in America. His Tweet was considered to be very racist by the people.
His Twitter post seemed to perpetuate racial stereotypes of Black Lives Matter protesters decrying the killing of George Floyd and other African Americans in police custody: “Why do we worship felons, losers, weirdos, and people without power or success? Why do we attack our police who protect us from these losers? Why do our gutless leaders kiss the losers asses? The police should take a month off. Let the losers and leaders kiss each other’s asses.”
Kiyosaki deleted the tweet after receiving an avalanche of criticism.
“Rich Dad Poor Dad to Racist Dad!” a woman in California tweeted. “You made millions from those so-called ‘losers.’ ‘Losers’ trying to change the trajectory of their lives by buying your books. I’m sick of racist opportunist[s] using people of color to profit but like every snake in the garden you will be exposed.”
This is what his company had to say about the Tweet, “To be perfectly clear: this was not a racial comment,” his company replied in a prepared statement. “Unfortunately, some people have interpreted ‘losers’ from Robert’s tweet to mean all Black Lives Matter protesters and that was never Robert’s intent.”