Thousands of profiles of the social networks Instagram and Twitter, published this Tuesday black screens as part of a general protest after the murder of the african-american George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis. The crime sparked a series of demonstrations in the united States
, harshly repressed and challenged by the president, Donald Trump
The music industry has joined the “Blackout Tuesday” and throughout the day there will be premieres, nor transmitted music in the channels or platforms for artists and record companies. “In response to the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Abery and an uncountable number of black citizens at the hands of the police, #TheShowMustBePaused (The show must stop) is an initiative created by two black women in the world of music against racism and inequality that exists from the boardroom to the streets”, says the manifesto.
Artists such as Mick Jagger, Ricky Martin, Rihanna,
Dua Lipa, Katy Perry, Quinzy Jones and Beyoncé joined the
initiative launched by Jamila Thomas and Brianna Agyemang, two
executive of Atlantic Records.
Lionel Messi, captain of Barcelona and the argentine, joined the campaign against racism following the murder of George Floyd by the police of the united States.
The footballer posted a black photo with the hastagh #BlackOutTuesday.
The social media campaign had the accession of other stars of football like the brazilians Neymar and Marcelo, the Spanish Andres Iniesta and the French Kylian Mbappé. They also joined other argentine players like Paulo Dybala, Rodrigo de Paul, Angel Correa, Mateo Musacchio, Javier Mascherano, Lucas Ocampos and Gabriel Market, among others.
In terms of clubs, the campus of the Chelsea English, where it stops the argentino Wilfredo Caballero, imitated the gesture of Liverpool
and posted a picture of the players with one knee resting on the grass and forming between all letter H in reference to humanity, and in support of the campaign against racism.
The world of cinema, of
the hand of Natalie Portman, Ana de Armas, Timotheé Chalamet, Orlando
Bloom, Emma Watson, Tom Holland, Sharon Stone, Kate del Castillo,
Emma Watson, Cara Delevingne, Courtney Cox and Patricia Arquetteamongst others , also called for justice for George Floyd.
Cranston, known for his role as Walter White in the series “Breaking
Bad,” he wrote: “I earn my living using the imagination,
but I can’t imagine how it must be for a black person to live in
United States. Not only now, but throughout history
bruised of our country with racism (…) Is necessary
demand of systemic change, fundamental. Not next year or
the next month, but NOW.”
Also, the actor
Dwayne Johnson (The Rock), is an american-born roots
samoan, noted that the “only victory” will come when
finally “get equal”, but the code to do this
police must be “moral and ethical” and, above all,
The novelist and poet Siri Hustvedt
(prize Princess of Asturias of the Letters 2019) reported in its
profile Instagram the violence by the police and accuses the
president of the united states, Donald Trump, of the abuse of power: “That
man is a monster to the group (…), there will be no atonement
or redemption without the recognition of this truth”.
as Valentino and Versace, or signature German sports outfit Adidas,
also joined the initiative. The signature Carolina Herrera
chain in their social networks on a black background a phrase from Nelson
Mandela with Martin Luther King: “injustice in
any place is a threat to justice everywhere.”