The riots that are happening in the United States do not leave ordinary people and show business stars indifferent.
Thousands of people took to the streets of Minneapolis to protest police actions and racism. Others expressed their outrage on social media.
Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner and Gigi Hadid joined the protest and other celebrities posted photos of George on Instagram, demanding that charges be brought against all officers involved in the man’s death.
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Enraged. Sickened. Heartbroken. But never surprised. This happens way too often – and the videos that go viral are not isolated events. It seems that only when caught on camera are bigots & MURDERERS even getting “investigated” or fired .. unfortunately, the only way things will start changing is if all these racist, ignorant, monsters (badge &/or not) have to face the consequences- behind bars. && it’s not only an issue with black men being killed by cops … it’s an issue every time we see them being treated, in even non-violent situations, VERY CLEARLY differently than many very-high-risk incidents involving white men; it’s an issue that the President is making dangerous public statements about enforcing the shooting of protesters -rightfully angered by another UNNEEDED KILLING of another black person & DEMANDING JUSTICE WHERE IT IS 100% NEEDED- while exactly 28 days earlier, he tweeted about white protesters, who stood ARMED WITH GUNS protesting a WORLDWIDE HEALTH PANDEMIC as “very good people” urging the Governor to “See them, talk to them, make a deal.” ?????????? This is, too, an issue about the “Karen’s” we see filmed weekly- using someone’s race, as a point to try and push their agenda, while calling the police in situations where their lives are clearly not actually in danger at all….. they’re just plain f***ing racist. EVERY. TIME. feels more disheartening and nauseating because our cries for the Government and Americans to do better seem unheard; but even when we feel like what we do isn’t enough or can’t help, we have to do more. Keep signing petitions, making calls to demand justice, speaking out (this is not just if you have a big platform- it starts in your homes and communities), and fighting to make a difference for every life that has been wrongly taken or effected by THE PANDEMIC OF RACISM. THIS IS ABOUT BEING AGAINST EVERY SENSELESS ACT OF DISCRIMINATION THAT BURDENS THIS COUNTRY.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) May 27, 2020
“Too many times we have seen such brutal murders and no consequences. Yes, someone has been charged, but fair justice is a long way off”,
– singer Beyonce addressed in her blog.
Singer Billie Eilish also spoke about this.
“If every life matters, why do black people get killed just for being black?”
— she wrote on Instagram.
And the singer Taylor Swift directly appealed to President Donald Trump, accusing him of racism during his entire presidential term.
“We will vote against you in November”,
– the singer wrote harshly.
The singers Ariana Grande, Cardi B, and Lady Gaga also expressed outrage.
My heart breaks for George Floyd, his family and for the people in Minneapolis. Murder is murder. Cops are also citizens, the same rules should apply to them. This is absolutely horrific and if the mayor and DA do not step up it sets a poor example for this entire country. pic.twitter.com/WA5VJGGhE2
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) May 28, 2020
please keep signing these petitions, making donations, having conversations w family and friends about it, reading and sharing links and resources… gentle reminder that this doesn’t end today or tomorrow or after you post about it once. #blacklivesmatter https://t.co/c6YjQCb6p2
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 28, 2020