Singer and actress Amber Riley is known for her brilliant smile and cheerful disposition. However, she was notably disturbed after she says she experienced a troubling encounter on Sunday, Oct. 18, when she ran into a Donald Trump supporter who spat on her car.
The 34-year-old “Glee” star took to Instagram Stories after the confrontation to share the details of the incident with her more than 1.4 million followers.
“I just drove into a parking lot because I’m going into a store. This older white man with a Trump hat on decides before I could drive into the parking lot, I’m in the driveway, decides he’s going to jump in front of my f—ing car, take his Trump hat off, use it as some kind of badge, telling me I needed to stop,” she said.
She added that the man was holding up his hat, and told her to stop her car. “Pointing at the Trump supporter part of his hat, and when I was like, ‘Whatever, move along,’ like get out from the front of my car so I can go and do what I have to do, this motherf—-r spit on the front of my car.”
Riley made it clear that she felt the man acted outed of aggression, and she was ready to respond in kind.
“In 2020 he saw a Black woman, decided that he was gonna try and punk me, and the motherf—-r spit on my car. I really honestly don’t have words for this,” she said. “But I can say this, I’m not the one, the two or the three. I’m not the person that’s gonna take their phone out and make you famous when you’re doing racist s–t. I’ma beat your ass. I don’t condone violence, but I do condone self-defense. Because I can ignore your racist bulls–t, but when it comes to assault I’m not taking my phone out, this is not a game.”
She even went back to look for the man in the store, and noted that if she had found the man, she would “probably would be in jail right now. I’m done being nice.”
Riley is an active proponent of the Black Lives Matter movement, and in June she sang Beyoncé’s song “Freedom” at a protest in Los Angeles.