After a woman in a gorilla mask threw an egg at Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder on Wednesday, Los Angeles Sheriff Alex Villanueva cited “woke privilege” as the reason politicians have not yet labeled it a “hate crime.”

In a tweet on Thursday, Villanueva said woke white people have free reign to carry out racist attacks without being charged with a “hate crime.”

“QUESTION: How is this not a hate crime? ANSWER: Because ‘woke privilege’ means a white woman can wear a gorilla mask and attack a black man without fear of being called a racist. Where is the outrage from our politicians?” he tweeted.