Floyd, 46, died in custody after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pressed a knee to his neck for nearly nine minutes during his arrest.
“I even have feedback which makes you know I don’t care what people think of me or what they say about me, but I made a statement that my kids are afraid of the police,” Cannon said of “Access Hollywood” about what it’s called. stay alive “many black parents have their children in contact with the police. “That’s a real statement.”
He said he was trying to “teach fearlessness” to his children.
“I’m trying to teach you that you have a power within you that you need to fear nothing, but when they see the energy of law enforcement, it’s,‘ Uh, oh, here come the police! ’” Cannon said. “Or that way of thinking,‘ Sit up straight! Don’t talk! Keep your hands where I can see … “These are the things I tell a three-year-old or a nine-year-old about and they ask me those questions.”
The host of “Masked Singer” said that he believes that young people’s perceptions of the police have changed.
“That has definitely changed in the place where they permeate fear,” Cannon of the law enforcement said. “It’s harmful to have those conversations with your kids, but you want to protect them at the end of the day.”