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Rihanna announced via their social networks that during this Tuesday your company makeup Fenty Beauty will not be performing sales to support the Blackout Tuesday.
“We’re not buying junk, and we are not selling junk either”wrote the artist and entrepreneur source barbadense.
— Rihanna (@rihanna) June 2, 2020
In addition, in the site of the brand published a kind of manifesto: “We do not stand in silence and we are not waiting”.
“The fight against racial inequality, injustice, racism, and the direct does not stop with financial donations and words of support. In solidarity with the black community, our employees, our friends, our families, and our colleagues in all industries, we are proud to be a part of #BlackoutTuesday”, says the text.
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“Fenty will not be handling any business this Tuesday, June 2, at the global level”, he adds.
Blackout Tuesday is an initiative that calls for people to get away from the media and reflect on what they can do to support the community of black race.
The movement is a response to the death of George Floyd, citizen african-american who was choked by a police officer who stopped him and put a knee on the neck, which was recorded, viralizado and has sparked a series of protests in the U.s. against racial inequality and police violence.
Besides the singer, a series of different personalities of the music industry have posted messages of support for the initiative.
— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) June 2, 2020
Along with the civilised world I was horrified by the racist murder of George Floyd.
This type of brutality needs to be confronted directly, with justice clearly seen to be done whenever & wherever it occurs. (1/3)#BlackLivesMatter#TheShowMustBePaused#BlackOutTuesday pic.twitter.com/Du60LgJf5d
— Peter Gabriel (@itspetergabriel) June 1, 2020
MUSIC INDUSTRY BLACK OUT TUESDAY
Due to recent events please join us as we take an urgent step of action to provoke accountability and change.
— Nile Rodgers (@nilerodgers) June 1, 2020