Amanda Gorman, who gave a stirring poem at President Biden’s inauguration ceremony in January, became a national sensation, said on Friday that a security guard had chased her home and told her she looked suspicious.
“A security guard called me to my walk home tonight,” Ms. Gorman wrote On twitter “He demanded if I lived there because ‘you look suspicious.” I showed my keys and buzzed myself in my building. He left, no apology. This is the reality of black girls: one day you are called an icon, the next day, a threat. “
Ms. Gorman said In another tweet: “In a sense, he was right. I AM A THREAT: injustice with ignorance, a threat to inequality. Whoever speaks the truth and walks with hope is a clear and deadly threat to the powers is. “
Ms. Gorman, who is from Los Angeles, did not immediately respond to a message sent through her website on Friday night. He is the youngest inaugural poet ever The first young poet of the United States and the United States was named Laureate In 2017, when she was a student at Harvard.
At Mr. Biden’s inauguration, he garnered plenty of applause when he heard, in a clear and sentimental voice. “The Hill We Climb” The building was cordoned off during a congressional meeting to certify the results of the presidential election, in front of Capitol supporters within a few days following the violence by a violent mob of Trump supporters.
In the poem, Ms. Gorman spoke of “attempting to form a union for the purpose of creating a country committed to all cultures, colors, characters, and conditions of man.” She describes her background as “a thin black girl, descended from slaves and raised by a single mother,” who may one day dream of becoming president, “only to make herself heard for one.”
Following the inauguration, IMG Models, representing supermodels including Alien Week, Paloma Elsasser and Zoya Small, Announced that it Ms. Gorman represents for fashion and beauty advertising.
And “Good Morning America” broke the news that Ms. Gorman will perform At the Super Bowl preshow, which he did in February.