#JusticeforGeorgeFloyd: Hollywood raises voice against George Floyd killing

Celebrities including Beyonce, Cardi B, Anne Hathaway, and John Boyega have spoken out against the tragedy

Entertainment Desk May 29, 2020

Protests have erupted across the United States following the shocking police killing of George Floyd, a 48-year-old African-American resident of Minneapolis. Floyd passed away as he was being arrested upon suspicion of using a counterfeit banknote. Police handcuffed him and held him to the ground, with a bystander video showing an officer pressing his knee on Floyd’s neck.

Things took a turn for the worse on Thursday as a police precinct in Minneapolis burst into flames. With the slogan #BlackLivesMatter being championed once more, celebrities are also raising their voices against the incident that is being perceived as part of systematic injustices in the US.

Public figures including Beyonce, Justin Beiber, Cardi B, Lebron James, Anne Hathaway and Viola Davis spoke out against the wrongful death of Floyd. "This is what it means to be black in America. Tried. Convicted. Killed for being black," Viola wrote in an Instagram post, while sharing a picture of Floyd

Adding further, she lashed out against systematic racism. "We are dictated by hundreds of years of policies that have restricted our very existence and still have to continue to face modern-day lynchings,” she said.

“Here's the thing: America will never be great until we can figure out a way for it to work for everybody! I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard and valued. RIP George Floyd."


Beyonce posted a picture of the deceased on her website with the caption, "Rest in power, George Floyd.”

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Anne shared, "This is George Floyd. He should be alive. He deserves justice. Take action by texting Floyd to 55156 and demand the officers who killed him be brought up on charges." She also posted a sketch of the victim.


Singer Demi Lovato shared a picture that read, “I am tired of writing rest in peace.I wish black men could live in peace." Alongside the picture, she added the caption,"This is not okay. And it will not stop until everyone does their part – especially white people. I said it recently and I’ll say it again: Do not let your discomfort surrounding social issues prevent you from speaking up for those in danger."


Demi went on to add that incidents like these will continue to prevail unless everyone does their bit. "And reality is, until this stops completely, the black community will continue to live in danger. Do your part. This involves you too. George Floyd, I hope you RIP because it isn't fair so many didn't do their part to ensure you lived in peace."

Star Wars actor John Boyega also shared a photograph of George with the quote: "Please, I can't breathe. My stomach hurts. My neck hurts. Everything hurts. They're going to kill me."

He wrote, "George Floyd... So heartbreaking to hear about the continuous cycle of violence aimed at black people by racist cops. Murder charges only. First post where I've had to turn off comments. Ain't none of you getting the last word today. That's that."


Cardi B wondered how much will it take for incidents like these to completely disappear. “Enough is enough! What will it take? A civil war? A new president? Violent riots? It’s tired! I’m tired! The country is tired! You don’t put fear in people when you do this... you just show how cowardly you are ! And how America is really not the landof the free!" she said.

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Waheeda | 4 years ago | Reply In America or the western countries of Europe if there are atrocities against minorities like this , there is also investigation and punishment . credit where credit due . How many such cases are nipped in the bud in Asia or Africa quietly.
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