LOS ANGELES (united States).- Celebrities such as Justin Bieber they are “paying attention” to their “friends ” that remain in silence in the midst of the protests in progress across the country, after the tragic death of George Floyd may 25. The canadian, like many other stars, is begging his followers of social networks to stop ignoring the racism and begin to help make a change in the world.
Justin Bieber also made a call to his “friends, non-black” that have remained “silent” during the protests. The singer said he is aware of these famous people, because they should use their platform to help make a change. Only a week ago, Floyd, an unarmed black man of 46 years, was killed in Minneapolis after a police officer placed his knee on his neck for nearly nine minutes.
Four days later, Derek Chauvin was arrested and charged with murder and involuntary manslaughter in the third degree, but the other three police officers who were present are under investigation, according to a statement from County Attorney Mike Freeman. The murder of Floyd, as well as the lack of an appropriate punishment against the four officers involved, has sparked protests around the world.
Singers, athletes, actors and more are speaking out
Stars such as Halsey, Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendez, are marching in protests around the country. Others turn to social networks to demand justice and urge all to stop ignoring the racism. In a video posted by Millie Bobby Brown on 1 June, the star of Stranger Things he said: “I hear You”. As reproduced, the word “Lives” was changed to different messages such as “Hope”, “Dreams” and “Opportunities”.
Nicki Minaj also visited Instagram and asked his followers to remain “angry” over the death of Floyd. She wrote: “When 4 black thugs commit a crime, if 1 person commits a murder, ALL are accused and CONDEMNED. When the thugs / white police officers kill black people innocent, all are responsible”. Meanwhile, the quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks, Russell Wilson, said that “we cannot continue to ignore the racism… we must make a change.”