The Reverend Jasper Williams Jr used his speech to question the Black Lives Matter movement and made negative comments about black families

The family of Aretha Franklin have called the eulogy given at her funeral “offensive and distasteful,” claiming that the Reverend Jasper Williams Jr “did not properly eulogise her”.

In his 50-minute speech at the Greater Grace Temple, Detroit, on 31 August, Williams appeared to criticise the Black Lives Matter movement. “Black lives must not matter until black people start respecting black lives and stop killing ourselves,” he said.

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