Criticism of the administration of Donald Trump as a result of the crime’s racist George Floyd not only covering the mass protests in the cities of New York, Washington, Minneapolis and Los Angeles. In view of the magnitude of the crime different athletes, actors and celebrities from the most varied branches expressed their strong condemnation to the whole situation.
One of the first was perhaps the athlete more famous not only of America but of the world: the overhang of The los Angeles Lakers, Lebron James. “Why the united States does not want us?”, it was asked in Twitter account yesterday, the three times champion of the NBA. That was the last message of a series of criticisms to the situation that James began to make public from the first day of the event. I had previously done two postings on your account of Instagram.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) May 31, 2020
The first was a comparison of the image that is viralizó where you can see the police officer that killed Floyd with his knee on the neck and the image of Colin Kaepernick during one of their famous protests kneeling during the anthem american quarterback popularized in his time at the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL.
The second publication is a photo of 2014, when during the previous meeting, LeBron James wore a t-shirt with the inscription “I can’t breathe” (can’t breathe), in protest and outrage following the death of Eric Garneranother young african-american, at the hands of a New York city police in July of that year.
Another icon of the sport which repudiated the situation was Michael Jordan, which issued a strong statement. “I am sad, deeply hurt and furious. I see and feel the pain and frustration of all and I stand with all those who have risen up against racism and violence against people of color is rooted in this country. We have already had enough. I don’t have the answer, but our voices united to give us strength in the face of the impossibility of being divided by the other. We cannot give the back to so much senseless brutality. Our voices united, which serve to press the politicians to change the laws,” he said.
Statement from Michael Jordan: pic.twitter.com/lWkZOf1Tmr
— Jordan (@Jumpman23) May 31, 2020
It will be recalled that a similar episode happened at the dawn of the decade in 1999, the beating that ended with the death of Rodney KingJordan maintained a strong silence by which it is criticized. Then, in times of the election in his home state, North Carolina, decided not to support the first candidate of african-american (democrat) in the history of that state, with a decent chance of access to the bench and excused herself with a sentence that traveled around the world: “republicans also buy shoes”.
The actor, former California governor and seven times Mr. Olympia, Arnold Schwarzenegger, made public also their criticism towards the whole situation that is lived in the united States with racial discrimination. “The protesters that we see on the street does not hate the united States. We are asking you to be better. We are asking on behalf of other americans who already have no voice: Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and many more,” wrote Schwarzenegger in relation to other cases of police brutality.
The singer, Beyoncé, they also stressed their anger with the situation and quickly created a petition in change.org. “If you want to sue more legal charges for those involved in the murder of George Flyd signing this petition”, he wrote in his account of Instagram.
Another star of the music, Rihannashared a photo Floyd accompanied by a long text in which he denounced what happened:”In the last days, the magnitude of the devastation, the anger and the sadness I have felt has been overwhelming to say the least! I see my people being killed and linchada day after day pushed me to a place heavy on my heart! Up to the point of staying away from social networks, just to avoid hearing again the agony of the blood in the voice of George Floyd, begging again and again for his life! The look of temptation, the sheer joy and climax on the face of this fanatic, murderer, thug, pig, tramp, Derek Chauvin, haunts me! I can’t shake this! I can’t get over an ambulance that is stopped in an arrest, a paramedic checking the pulse without removing what is getting in! How is this so normal? If the intentional killing is the consequence proper for “drugs” or “resisting arrest” … what, then, is the consequence appropriate for the MURDER?”.
For the last few days, the magnitude of devastation, anger, sadness I’ve felt has been overwhelming to say the least! Watching my people get murdered and lynched day after day pushed me to a heavy place in my heart! To the point of staying away from socials, just to avoid hearing the blood curdling agony in George Floyd”s voice again, begging over and over for his life!!! The look of enticement, the pure joy and climax on the face of this bigot, murderer, thug, pig, bum, Derek Chauvin, haunts me!! I can’t shake this! I can’t get over an ambulance pulling up to an arrest, a paramedic checking a press without removing the very thing that’s hindering it! Is this that fucking normal??? If intentional MURDER is the fit consequence for “drugs” or “resisting arrest,”….then what’s the fit consequence for MURDER???! #GeorgeFloyd #AhmaudArbery #BreonnaTaylor
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