Brooklyn, NY – Activist Erica Garner, the 27-year-old daughter of Black Lives Matter icon Eric Garner, died Saturday morning.
Erica suffered an asthma-induced heart attack on Dec. 23, and was placed on life support. Her cardiac arrest caused a lack of oxygen that led to significant brain damage, and she never regained consciousness, CNN reported.
A representative for Garner, who has been tweeting from her verified Twitter account @es_snipes since the heart attack, posted a divisive message on Saturday morning that many are calling racist.
“Out of respect to Erica please do not request comment if the journalist is not Black,” Garner’s account posted.
There was immediate blowback for the tweet.
“Those who knew erica call this post a disrespect to her and her legacy,” ABC anchor Bill Ritter tweeted in response to the request.
From the beginning of her activism after her father’s death, Garner said she believed she lost her father because of police brutality, and said that it was not a racial matter.
“This is not a black and white issue. This is a national crisis,” Garner told CNN in 2014.
But the person running Garner’s “official” Twitter account seemed to have no respect for anyone who wasn’t black..