Under the headline, “Offensive Honolulu license plate still on the road one year later,” KITV anchor Tom George reports that a “FCKBLM” license plate is still on the road “after multiple warnings” to the driver. Apparently, there was a mixup and the system accidentally allowed the plate to be printed, so Hawaii officials tried to recall the plate.
Racism on Hawaii roads: Nearly a year after this “FCKBLM” license plate was recalled after our initial story, the owner is still refusing to surrender the plates after multiple warnings, and registration is now expired @KITV4 #BlackLivesMatter #BLM >> https://t.co/s1y5vgDhQy pic.twitter.com/9ZmxSOFtFh
— Tom George (@TheTomGeorge) June 3, 2022
It’s an incendiary message that first caught drivers’ attention almost a year ago: a vanity license plate with an expletive-laced message “FCK BLM”, or Black Lives Matter.
The license plate was first spotted in August 2021, and the City and County of Honolulu told us that the vanity license plate was an “ill-advised oversight”, as any requests with the letters ‘FCK’ or ‘FKN’ are automatically rejected.
In the meantime, HPD tells they can’t go on to private property to remove the tags, but they can pull over the car when they see it. So far, that hasn’t happened.
OMG, the car is still out there on the roads.
Huge fallacy and error for you and your station to believe that opposition to BLM is rooted only in racism. Have you not read the reporting on what that nonprofit has done with tens of millions of dollars?
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) June 3, 2022
This is true, I work for a very very large corporation and at the warehouse I work at had a huge BLM banner in our lobby I had to see everyday, it was taken down after it was discovered BLM took our company for a ride, not able to disclose where their donations went.
— Crime in America (@crime_scan) June 4, 2022
This is the company you keep Tom. https://t.co/poC9Gqhjf0
— Flatvid (@flatvid) June 4, 2022
How do we support this wonderful citizen
— CataↃ (@aMirroredCat) June 3, 2022
He's the hero we need.
— Joe McWopSki (@LakesFirearmsTr) June 4, 2022
They are grifters so why are you lying and smearing people who noticed and are pointing it out?
— C’mon, Man! Dr. Chica'sBailBonds (@IrinaMoises) June 4, 2022
How is it Constitutional for the government to recall this plate?
— Imperator Philippus Arabus (@PhilippusArabus) June 3, 2022
How can plates even be recalled and then.. how can the plates be subject to this kind of news story? "Nearly a year later, the trauma continues" 😂😂
— Virginia McMurdo 🇺🇸 (@VirginiaMcMurdo) June 4, 2022
Bro, everyone is laughing at you not with you
— kc2fargo (@kc2fargo) June 3, 2022
All he has to say is that he’s talking about the Bureau of Land Management then people would understand.
— 5280 Z (@SvendZan) June 3, 2022
Real hard hitting news there, Tom.
— Sammy A. Studabaker (@Reeceball) June 4, 2022
Breaking: HuffPost reports on how Black Lives Matter was actually a blatant cash grab https://t.co/jAGFxJGVQN
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 9, 2022