The death of George Floyd and the prevailing racism who lives the united States has aroused the indignation and the anger of millions of people not only in the country, but throughout the world.
So in the last few days have resulted in a series of protests of all kinds to raise the voice against the violence exercised by the police of the American Union.
These demonstrations have moved to social networks, being a celebrity Hollywood the main spokespersons for your of the fight through the Black Out Tuesday.
This 2 of June, stars as Salma Hayek and Eiza Gonzalez have been pronounced in their respective accounts of Instagram with a completely black picture as a gesture of solidarity to the african-american community.
With the posting, Eiza wrote the hashtag #blackouttuesday and the phrase “I Am listening, touch to continue the organization that called for the action”, while Hayek cited other hashtags related to the fight such as #blacklivesmatter and the names of other victims of black as #Ahmaudarmery, #Breonnataylor and #Georgefloyd
What is the Black Out Tuesday?
In the last few days came this manifestation, mainly in the music industry United States, which includes record labels, companies, streaming, composers, musicians and singers.
Black Out Tuesday it originated with the objective of stop all activities for a day and to reflect on the deaths of black communities.
The record labels are committed to stop their commercial activities, employees to not work and the artists decided to suspend any activity scheduled, including releases of singles or albums, promotions, and more.
According to data of the AP, companies of the likes of Live Nation, TikTok, Sony Music, Columbia Records, the Recording Academy, RCA Records, Epic Records, Capitol Records, Universal Music, in addition to Atlantic and Warner Records are some of the companies that joined the protests.
“On Tuesday, June 2, Columbia Records will commemorate the ‘Black Out Tuesday’,” announced Sony in a press release. “This is not a free day. In time, this is a day to reflect and to find ways to move forward in solidarity.”
“We continue to support the black community, our staff, artists and colleagues in the music industry,” continued the company. “Perhaps with the music turned off, we can really listen,” he added.
— Columbia Records (@ColumbiaRecords) May 31, 2020
Artists who support the Black Out Tuesday
During the morning of 2 June, joined tens of celebrities that include musicians Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Harry Styles, Lil Nas X, Demi Lovato, Post Malone, Simple Plan, Brendon Urie, Snow Patrol, Jonas Brothers, Mick Jagger, among others.
Have also joined television personalities, actors, footballers, fashion designers and models such as Kourtney and Khloé Kardashian; Meryl Streep, Henry Cavill, Dylan Sprouse, Amanda Seyfried, Lily Collins, Tom Holland, Jennifer Aniston, Hailey BieberKylie and Kendall Jenner, Alessandra Ambrosio and Demi Rose.
Singers like Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Taylor Swift, Halsey and Harry Styles have extended their support to make donations to pay the bail of those arrested during the various demonstrations physical, have joined marches and have called for their followers to fight for justice and equality.
I do things every day without fear, because I am privileged, and I am privileged every day because I am white.
Being not racist is not enough, we must be anti-racist.
Social change is enacted when a society mobilizes.
I stand in solidarity with all of those protesting. pic.twitter.com/45MSXAWEJl
— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) May 30, 2020
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