Watch: Former Miss Alabama Kalyn Chapman James Withstands Hateful Attacks for Calling Dallas Shooter a ‘Martyr’


The first Black Miss Alabama, Kalyn Chapman James, took to Facebook on Sunday to voice her support of Micah Xavier Johnson — the man responsible for the Dallas ambush last week that killed five police officers and wounded seven.

In the live stream, the current Miami, Florida resident said  Johnson was a martyr for the attack.

“I’m dealing with a bit of guilt because I don’t feel sad for the officers that lost their lives,” James explains. “But I know that’s not really my heart.”

Even though she throws her support to Johnson, James says that the officers should not have died.

“And I know it’s not the right way to feel because nobody deserves to lose their lives. And I know that those police officers had families and people who loved them and that they didn’t deserve to die, but I’m so torn up in my heart about seeing these men — these Black men — being gunned down in our community that I can’t help, I can’t help but feel like I wasn’t surprised by what the shooter did to those cops. And I think a lot of us feel the same way.”

Since Sunday, the model has been confronted with racial comments and bigotry.


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However, there was support for her on her Facebook profile. Many users understood how emotionally conflicted she was.



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