On the finish of final week and into the weekend, 1000’s of People in cities like Minneapolis, Louisville, Columbus, Chicago, New York, and extra gathered to protest police violence in gentle of the current deaths of unarmed civilians George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and extra. Quickly, the motion had grown world, with notable demonstrations in New Zealand, England, Germany, Italy, and different European nations going down, as effectively.
In the meantime, celebrities had been utilizing their platforms to help these protests and stand in solidarity. Woman Gaga, whose new Chromatica album was launched because the demonstrations had been rising on Friday, tweeted on Might 31, “The voices of the [B]lack group have been silenced for too lengthy and that silence has confirmed lethal time and time once more.” Likewise, Billie Eilish shared a protracted be aware affirming her help for Black Lives Matter, whereas P!nk known as out President Trump instantly for a decidedly limp response to the rising violence: “You are a coward and a racist.”
Others — like Michael B. Jordan, Fiona Apple, and so many extra — ventured out to take part in native protests instantly. Discover among the notable ones under.
The pop star shared on social media how she witnessed police hearth rubber bullets at her and her group in Los Angeles whereas their “fingers had been up. unmoving. and so they gassed and fired.” On her Instagram Story, she confirmed off a bruise. She additionally shouted out fellow protestor Yungblud for dashing to assist “drag wounded folks to security with out even considering twice.”
Grande tweeted images from a “hours and hours of peaceable protesting” on Saturday. “All all through Beverly Hills and West Hollywood we chanted, folks beeped and cheered alongside. We had been passionate, we had been loud, we had been loving.” Fan-circulated social posts additionally captured her holding a Black Lives Matter signal and carrying a protecting face masks.
“LIVE. NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE,” the It Was Good Till It Wasn’t artist shared on Instagram, together with placing black-and-white images. She additionally re-shared a primer on get entangled with Black radical abolitionist teams after the protests.
Early Saturday morning, the Songs For You singer tweeted images of her carrying a Black Lives Matter signal at a sit-in in Beverly Hills. She additionally adopted that up with a hopeful message alongside images from a protest over the weekend: “PLEASE DONT LIVE IN FEAR ♥️.”
The Little Ladies and Dune star’s Instagram Story confirmed him strolling with protestors on the Santa Monica Pier, as captured by a diligent fan within the screenshots above.
On Saturday, the Westworld and Avengers: Endgame star shared a video of protestors kneeling and chanting, “That is our America.” She additionally tweeted: “I can say that the #LosAngelesProtest was completely peaceable till the @LAPDHQ arrived and escalated it.”
Eagle-eyed followers captured the Dreamville cornerstone out at a protest, standing in a face masks.
The “Bloody Valentine” artist posted a picture of himself holding a “Silence is Betrayal” signal and standing subsequent to fellow protestors with indicators studying “Not a Thug” and “Justice for All Black Lives.” He wrote within the caption, “justice quickly…❤️✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽.”
Jauregui attended a protest in Miami over the weekend and reported that “we had been 1000’s sturdy and peaceable as fuck after which shit obtained rowdy a bit after I left and individuals are being tear gassed, rubber bullets are flying from snipers and police are in FULL gear. Shit is actual.” The “50ft.” singer continued with a follow-up tweet on Monday: “If you happen to’re extra upset about property harm than the harm finished to a group when they’re legally terrorized by the police: YOU ARE DAMAGED. START HEALING.”
Practically two weeks after sending an replace about work on her latest album, Lorde shared one other message that included particulars from a peaceable Black Lives Matter protest in Auckland. “This ongoing systemic brutality by police is racist, it is sickening, and it is unsurprising,” she wrote within the above be aware.
- Ariana Grande
- Timothée Chalamet