A Letterkenny Actor Is Fact-Checking Pro-Police Memes Featuring His Character
He says his character would never say those things.
Police brutality has been a major discussion over the last few weeks. That has also brought out opinions from people who support the police, and sometimes those opinions are made in the form of memes. Actor and comedian K. Trevor Wilson has been included in a number of these pro-police messages, and now he's speaking out against it.
In a June 29 tweet, Wilson, who plays Dan on Letterkenny, expressed his disappointment about his character being used in pro-police memes.
"Yes, I have seen the memes with my face on it that are being used to push police apologists and," he wrote, "No, I do not endorse those messages."
He added that none of the lines included in those memes, seemingly attributed to his character, are from the show itself.
One of these memes, shared by a disappointed Letterkenny fan on the show's subreddit, features a screenshot of Wilson's character with the text reading, "Have you ever noticed the police leave you alone if you aren't doing anything illegal?"
"I haven’t commented on many things on fb but i draw the line at using squirrely dan to try and disregard," the user wrote in their post.
"I am immensely proud of the Squirrely Dan character and the ally he has become," Wilson continued in his message. He said it was "heartbreaking" to see the character used in this context.
Wilson asked his fans not to share the memes with him anymore, as he is now fully aware that they exist.
"If you see it, report it to the service you are on," he wrote, "it is not only victim blaming but unauthorized use of trademarked property."
He closed his message with the statement, "arrest the cops that killed Breonna Taylor."
Wilson's Instagram page features similar sentiments. He shared a Black Lives Matter post, as well as tweets calling out .