Hollywood celebrities demand justice for the murder of Ahmaud Arbery

The black individual was fatally shot by two white men, having ties in the law enforcement

Entertainment Desk May 09, 2020

Hollywood celebrities have taken to social media to express outrage and demand justice for the murder of Ahmaud Arbery.

The black man was fatally shot while jogging, on February 23, by two white men who had ties in the law enforcement, according to Variety. The Ga. Police have identified the men who gunned down Arbery as Gregory McMichael, 64, and his son, Travis McMichael, 34.

Both were arrested on Thursday by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, 10 weeks after the shooting.


Renowned basket ball player, LeBron James, was among those who spoke out against the murder on Twitter, writing “We’re literally hunted everyday, everytime we step foot outside the comfort of our homes! Can’t even go for a damn jog man!”

Following this, popular singer Taylor Swift also expressed her outrage over the killing. She deemed it “senseless, cold blooded and racially motivated.”

Director Ava DuVernay provided a call to action, imploring others to join in demanding Waycross county district attorney George Barnhill resign for making no charges or arrests.

“Let’s voice outrage beyond posting his picture on social media,” she wrote on Twitter.


Olivia Wilde, on the other hand, shared details for a distance run taking place on Friday to honor Arbery on what would’ve been his 26th birthday. The dedication run was created by Jason Vaughn, Arbery’s high school football coach, with 2.23 miles representing the date of Arbery’s death.

Other celebrities, such as Pusha T and Pedro Pascal, have shared a petition that demands justice for Arbery’s murder.



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