Several well-known artists and professionals of the entertainment industry, including Lil Nas X, Harry Styles and Halsey, have been donated to the Freedom Fund of Minneapolis, a charitable organization that covers the costs of bail for those who cannot afford them.
On its website, the Freedom Fund of Minneapolis said yesterday that it had received “tens of thousands of donations” since the protests broke out in Minneapolis, Minnesota, last week. In addition, officers of the Freedom Fund stated that these donations exceeded $ 20 million, a figure that has undoubtedly increased during the past 36 hours.
Halsey, for his part, called on fans to donate money to “rescue organizations,” and said that he had done so. The native of New Jersey, for 25 years, also made clear through the images that was present for protests.
The star of One Direction, Harry Styles, did the same with a donation of their own, tweeting: “I’m donating to help pay for the bail of the organizers arrested. Look inward, educate yourself and others. LISTEN, READ, SHARE, DONATE AND VOTE. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. THE BLACK LIFE MATTERS.
According to reports, Lil Nas X donated to the Freedom Fund of Minneapolis after evaluating the protests on Twitter, and Ariana Grande encouraged the protesters and connected to a charitable organization similar to (who specializes in providing bail to people in the jails of Los Angeles).
Kehlani was followed by a contribution of $ 1,000 to the Freedom Fund Minnesota with $ 2,000 in aid to the People of his hometown, Oakland.
Finally, Justin Timberlake asked fans to join him to support the Minnesota Freedom Fund.
Outside of the music community, the model Emily Ratajowski called on supporters to benefit the Freedom Fund (in addition to posting a photograph that showed her running in Los Angeles), and Chrissy Teigen pledged $ 200,000 to rescue causes. Actors Steve Carell, Seth Rogen and Patton Oswalt are among the others that revealed, via a string of Twitter messages, that supported the Minnesota Freedom Fund.
Today, Digital Music News was the first to report that the major record labels and companies in the music industry plan to participate in the “Black Out Tuesday”, in protest at the death of George Floyd, as well as the fatal violence against other african americans.
At the time of this writing, the protests developed again in the major american cities. Although largely peaceful during the day, such protests, from his start last week, have often become violent in the evening.