News By/Courtesy: Athul Jospeh | 03 Jun 2020 19:43pm IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Several celebrities joined #blacklivesmatter movement.
  • Starts donated to bailout funds.
  • Several others donate to the Legal Defense fund.

Several celebrities worldwide came out to decry on the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed in police custody last week. The end stirred up multiple black lives matter protests all around the United States along with far-reaching outrage, judgment, and misfortune over another dark demise following an occurrence with white police officers.

At this time of crisis, several celebrities condemned and reacted to this act of racism. In a video message, Beyoncé asked all the people regardless of color, to raise voice for a better world without racism. The 38-year-old singer posted on her Instagram, saying, "We need justice for George Floyd. We all witnessed his murder in broad daylight. We're broken, and we're disgusted. We cannot normalize this pain. I'm not only speaking to people of color if you're white, black, brown, or anything in between, I'm sure you feel hopeless by the racism in America."Rihanna singer turned fashion designer shut down her Fenty brands on Tuesday to support the #blackouttuesday  social media campaign. The British royal family also supported the campaign #blacklivesmatter as the queens' commonwealth trust twitter account posted a Martin Luther King, Jr quote along with the caption, which said, "Young people are vital voices in the fight against injustice and racism around the world. As a global community of young leaders, we stand together in pursuit of fairness and a better way forward. Silence is not an option. #BlackLivesMatter."

Oprah Winfrey who has always fought against racism towards the black community also wrote in her webpage that "Those of us who can be seen or heard in our lives—whether you are Black or white, Asian or Hispanic—it is incumbent on all of us to not just be outraged when we see injustice."Former first lady Michelle Obama in her statement following the death of George Floyd said that "It's up to all of us – Black, white, everyone – no matter how well-meaning we think we might be, to do the honest, uncomfortable work of rooting it out. It starts with self-examination and listening to those whose lives are different from our own. It ends with justice, compassion, and empathy that manifests in our lives and on our streets".

Altogether we have seen several celebrities and high ranking officials have raised their voice but It is necessary to understand that it is not essential that they inspire you with their words and actions before anyone speaks out for their rights.

THIS ARTICLE DOES NOT INTEND TO HURT THE SENTIMENTS OF ANY INDIVIDUAL, COMMUNITY, SECT, OR RELIGION ETCETERA. THIS ARTICLE IS BASED PURELY ON THE AUTHOR'S PERSONAL VIEWS AND OPINIONS IN THE EXERCISE OF THE FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT GUARANTEED UNDER ARTICLE19(1)(A) AND OTHER RELATED LAWS BEING FORCE IN INDIA, FOR THE TIME BEING. 

Section Editor: Pushpit Singh | 04 Jun 2020 5:16am IST


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