The Oscars, Netflix, Disney, Warner Bros or HBO, have expressed their abhorrence and demonstrated their solidarity with ‘Black Lives Matter’
The main studies of Hollywood -as Netflix, Disney, and Warner Bros.-, the Academy annually delivers the Oscars and celebrity of the show condemned this Monday, racism in the united States and
The statements 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 Lives of Black Matter (‘Black Lives Matter’)“said the Academy in a press release.
The organization, which is awarded annually by the Oscar awardsmade a “call to justice”. “We need to shed light on the racism and do our part at this time”, he concluded.
Also spoke Netflix, who said 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.
The service videos YouTube, owned by Google, was declared to be 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 joined the condemnations with a big, bold statement. “We are against racism. We are in favour of the inclusion. We must join together to speak“, he said.
The same publication was repeated in the social networking profiles of their companies Marvel, Pixar and Star Warsat the time that the Warner Bros. I mentioned at the activist Bryan Stevenson to “speak when others are silent”.
For its part, HBO he quoted the novelist James Baldwin. “Neither love nor terror makes one blind: indifference makes one blind”, he repeated at the time that showed its support to “all those affected by the senseless violence”.
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 Floyd.
As a consequence of these facts, thousands of people are manifested in numerous protests during the past few days for all of US, some of which have resulted in acts of violence, including in the capital.
The incident in which he died Floyd happened on the night of Monday last , when, according to a video released on social networks, an agent of the white race will tighten the neck with your knee for several minutes despite the desperate complaints of the man that he could not breathe, while his companions watched.
Floyd, 46, died shortly after in a hospital, which has led to the responsible agent, Derek Chauvin, has been arrested accused of murder in the third degree and manslaughter reckless after being fired from the body of the Police.
The autopsy ordered by the family of George Floyd confirmed that he died by “asphyxiation due to a sustained pressure”, reported today a family lawyer.