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‘Get Woke’: Yandy Smith Fires Back at Fans Accusing Her of Taking Pics for Clout Amid Protests

Yandy Smith-Harris isn’t backing down from people suggesting she’s a phony for taking photos at a recent protest.

Smith-Harris, 38, and activist Tamika D. Mallory attended a protest over the weekend in Mount Vernon, New York, to help fight against police brutality. The reality star posed for a photo with Mallory by her side and captioned the Instagram post, “I promise you this revolution will be televised. Not because anyone of needs publicity. imply because the world needs to see the change our leader @tamikadmallory is leading. I’m so proud to be an understudy next to her. She speaks and the world listens. @tamikadmallory for president🙏🏾🙏🏾 #protecttamikamallory #investintamikamallory”

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Tamika Mallory (L) and Yandy Smith-Harris (R) @yandysmith/Instagram

Smith-Harris also posted a picture of herself standing in front of a crowd of protesters with her fist up. However, social media users questioned her actions and suggested she was only protesting for notoriety. One person commented on her post, “Yandy does anything and everything for the gram ask kimbela.” A second person added, “Always posing for pictures 😳.”

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Yandy Smith-Harris poses at a protest. @yandysmith/Instagram

The music manager denounced critics’ remarks and urged them to get out on the frontline and protest, responding, “What’s your point? People need to be out here and see this revolution happening with or with put them. We’re you here? Or just criticizing me on Instagram? Get up, get woke and let hour voice be heard.”

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Those supporting Smith-Harris also defended her against detractors. One user wrote, “@yandysmith continue to do you.. Screw the next small minded people.. You spread the word the message and how it looks.. Keep up the good work always.” A second person commented, “She’s out there in the field helping your children and grandchildren. Ignore him Yandy.”

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Yandy Smith-Harris takes photo at a protest in Harlem on May 29, 2020. @yandysmith/Instagram

As of late, the “Love and Hip Hop: New York” star has been advocating for Black men and women who’ve lost their lives to police brutality and systemic racism. On May 27, she shared a picture of herself posing with a group of Black women and noted in her caption. “I just want to remind you black people… YOU ARE ROYALTY. NEVER THINK OR ACT ANYTHING LESS. 🙏🏾🕊 Rest In Peace to the days we keep saying RIP. The ROYAL ARMY has awakened🤷🏾‍♀️. We kept warning you. 🧐🤨😿.”

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Yandy Smith-Harris poses in Instagram photo with other models. @yandysmith/Instagram

Smith-Harris was also seen marching at another protest in New York on May 29. She posted a video that showed her shouting, “No justice, no peace!” She added in her caption, “Can’t Be Silent! My Brother was murdered. My dad was murdered. My sister was murdered. My son was murdered. My grandfather was murdered. My Aunt was murdered. My daughter was murdered. When one goes. The blood is on all of us. We gotta fight!!!!!”

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