The major Hollywood studios -such as Netflix, Disney, and Warner Bros.-, as well as the Academy of Hollywood, which annually awards Oscar and several celebrities from the entertainment world have condemned the racism in the united States and have shown their solidarity with the movement Black Lives Matter.
The statements and demonstrations against cases of police brutality towards citizens, african americans, resurgidos after the death of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer a week ago, have succeeded in a call for joint solidarity and condemnation of violence.
“The death of George Flody is unacceptable for anyone. We support, in solidarity, to our members of the black race, peers, writers, artists and people all over the nation because we know that the Vcomings Black Matter (Black Lives Matter)“he said the Academy in a press release.
The organization has made a “call to justice” and he added that “we need to shed light on the racism and do our part at this time.”
It has also been pronounced the platform Netflix, which has ensured that “to remain silent is to be complicit”. “We have a platform and the obligation of our employees, creators and talents, black people can talk”he said.
For its part, YouTube, owned by Google, has positioned itself in “solidarity against racism and violence”a gesture that accompanied the donation of a million dollars to civil society organizations.
Even Disney, a company that has traditionally avoided comment on political matters or current events, also has added to the convictions with a big, bold statement. “We are against racism. We are in favour of the inclusion. We must join together to speak”.
Beyoncé, John Boyega, Taylor Swift, Cardi B, Cynthia Erivo, Lupita’nyong or, Demi Lovato, Viola Davis, Janelle Monáe, Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber, Jeffrey Wright, Chance the Rapper, Ariana Grande, LeBron James, Lady Gaga, Billie Eilish and Lana del Rey have been other celebrities who have joined the wave of outrage over the death of George Floyd.
Talso the latino community has expressed its abhorrence for the death of Floyd. As well, stars of the music as Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Luis Fonsi, Carla Morrison, Peter Hood, and Daddy Yankee, among others, also used their social networks to condemn racism in general.