LOS ANGELES (united States).- Selena Gomez participates in “Blackout Tuesday”, as seen in a statement on its official website. On June 2, fans were greeted with a message from the singer of “Boyfriend”, which encouraged thinking “introspective” in the midst of protests calling for justice for the death of George Floyd, after being immobilized by the former police officer Derek Chauvin during an arrest in Minneapolis on may 25.
“It is my hope today that you take the time to think about it a little so introspective on how we can come together, and listen with the heart and the mind“, said the statement. “A long time ago that the country needs significant changes in our society broken. The lives of black matter.” Under the declaration, included as identifiers of social networking for organizations “@blklivesmatter”, “@whenweallvote”, “@colorofchange” and @naacp”.
Selena visited Instagram on may 31 to express their thoughts about racism and police brutality. “I’ve spent the last 24 hours trying to process all this”, subtituló a photo of a banner that said “Black Lives Matter.“ The actress continued: “Nothing you say, no one can recover what happened. But we can and we must make sure we take action. We have taken away too many lives of black for too long. They deserve something better. They deserve to be listened”.
Signature of Selena Gomez also joins the “Blackout Tuesday”
The new company, Selena, Rare Beautyhe joined “Blackout Tuesday” with his own statement. “For our community, we will stay dark tomorrow to participate in #BlackoutTuesday,” said the company in a post on Instagram, along with a black picture. The “Blackout Tuesday” was created by the executive of Atlantic Records Jamila Thomas and Brianna Agyemang of Platoon. The initiative requires a blackout on social media in response to “the killing of George Floyd, and countless black citizens in the hands of the police.”
“On Tuesday, June 2, is intended to disrupt intentionally the work week,” said the couple, according to Variety magazine. “The music industry is a billion dollar industry. An industry that has benefited mainly the black art. Our mission is to make the industry in general, including large corporations + their partners who benefit from the efforts, the struggles and successes of black people accountable… ”.