Celebrities took to social media and the streets in support of Black Lives Matter and to condemn the killing of George Floyd. Ariana Grande was one such celebrity to march in Beverly Hills on Sunday (May 31).
Grande posted pictures of the peaceful protest with a caption that read: ‘Hours and miles of peaceful protesting yesterday that got little to no coverage. All throughout beverly hills and west hollywood we chanted, people beeped and cheered along. we were passionate, we were loud, we were loving. cover this too, please. #BLACKLIVESMATTER’
Tons of celebrities made their voices heard in regard to the protests happening across the United States, from Lizzo, who spent her early years in Minneapolis and called for her followers to participate in a sit-in happening in Los Angeles on Monday (June 1) to JAY-Z who spoke directly to governor Waltz of Minneapolis about attorney general, Keith Ellison taking over the George Floyd case and prosecuting those responsible or who played a part in the murder of Floyd.
Nina Dobrev joined protesters in Los Angeles with rumored boyfriend, Shaun White, and posted about the experience of walking side by side protesters, “…Even if any of you feel as though all you are seeing are posts about the horrendous injustice, it pales in comparison to what the energy felt like being on the streets and there can never be too large of a light shone upon the truth.” The Vampire Diaries star also detailed her encounter with a racist man who said he “wanted to hang all of them,” referring to the protesters, Dobrev responded, “F__ you, you are so disgusting.”
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After seeing the massive protests across the country what are your thoughts? Have you had the hard conversation about racism with your friends and families?