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Cardi B, Diddy, Ciara and LeBron James set the stage for celebrities outraged by the death of George Floyd, a man from Minneapolis, after a police officer pushed his knee into Floyd’s neck, making him unable to breathe
A number of celebrities went on social media Tuesday and Wednesday to express their anger and frustration at the death of the 46-year-old man on Monday after the exchange was filmed.
Many expressed their feelings on the matter after the four police officers in the implicating incident ended, as the FBI and state officials began to investigate what had happened.
Troubling: A number of celebrities were shocked by the death of George Floyd, a man from Minneapolis, on Monday after a police officer pushed his knee into the neck, making him unable to breathe
The incident, which has been recorded, was compared to the death of Eric Garner in 2014 in New York after a police officer strangled him.
“My heart can’t take it, considering what happened to #GeorgeFloyd,” said Ciara. “It is strangely similar to the death of #EricGarner. There must be a stopping point in the process of arresting someone. All this is insane.
Cardi B wrote on social media: “Enough is enough! What will it take? Civil war? A new president? Violent riots? It’s tired! I am tired ! The country is tired!
“You don’t scare people when you do this, you just show how cowardly you are!” And since America is really not the land of the free!
Indignation: Minneapolis protesters took to the streets after Floyd’s death on Monday after an officer put his knee to his neck
Voices of his generation: Cardi B was exasperated in the middle of the latest in a series of thoroughly examined cases with racial overtones making the news
Troubling: Andy Cohen of Bravo said “all Americans should be outraged” when viewing images of the incident
Queen: Beyonce also posted a tribute to Floyd on her website
Diddy posted a praying hands emoji in response to the senseless death, while Viola Davis put the racial imbalance in the situation and others like her in perspective.
“This is what it means to be black in America. Has tried. Condemned. Killed for being black, “said the Oscar winner. “We are driven by hundreds of years of politics that have limited our very existence and still face modern lynchings.
‘Here’s the thing …… America will never be big until we can find a way to make it work for EVERYONE !!!’
The image Davis published of Floyd was also shared by Zoe Kravitz, Jessica Alba, Penelope Cruz, Jamie Lee Curtis.
‘Do you understand now !! ?? !! ?? ’: LeBron James shared an Instagram collage that showed a photo of Floyd with his knee on his neck next to Colin Kaepernick taking a knee
Surge of indignation: the image Davis published of Floyd was also shared by Zoe Kravitz, Jessica Alba, Penelope Cruz, Jamie Lee Curtis
Cry of heart: Cruz subtitled his message: ‘#enough #georgefloyd #justice’
Marre: Alba wrote: ‘#georgefloyd… tears and rage – it has to stop’
“GEORGE FLOYD my heart is breaking for you and your family. #policebrutality must stop. #sayhisname, ”wrote Kravitz.
Alba wrote: “#georgefloyd… tears and rage – this must stop”, while Cruz captioned his message: “#enough #georgefloyd #justice”.
Madonna shared a video of Floyd discussing gun violence by young people and described it in her caption as a “prophecy.”
Republished: Tessa Thompson urged followers to ‘text FLOYD at 55156 (or click on the link in the biography) to demand that the officers who committed suicide be charged’ ‘
In memory: Madonna shared a video of Floyd discussing youth gun violence and described it in her caption as a “prophecy”
“Like you kids, you just walked around the guns in the crowd, the kids get killed, you know, and it’s clearly the generation after us, dude,” Floyd said in the clip.
‘Why?!!!!!!! My heart hurts every time I read the news! When will it stop ?? Help our country to recover its humanity! We are all humans who deserve to be protected. Not killed. Please do not write stupid comments. If you are not outraged by this, then do not follow me. #DontLookAway, ”wrote Eva Longoria.
LeBron James shared an Instagram collage that featured a photo of Floyd with his knee on his neck next to Colin Kaepernick taking a knee to a football game.
‘This …’ was written on Floyd’s photo with: ‘… Is Why’ on Kaepernick.
Grief: ‘GEORGE FLOYD my heart is breaking for you and your family. #policebrutality must stop. #sayhisname ‘, wrote Kravitz
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“We are all humans”: Eva Longoria wrote: “Why? !!!!!!! My heart hurts every time I read the news! When will it stop ?? Help our country to recover its humanity! ‘
“This behavior is unacceptable”: Vicki Gunvalson added her voice to the choir, posting on Instagram: “It makes my stomach sick”
‘You understand now!!??!!?? Or is it still unclear to you? #StayWoke, “wrote James in the caption.
Vicki Gunvalson added her voice to the choir, posting on Instagram, “It makes my stomach sick. What kind of person would do this to someone who is neither armed nor threatening? This behavior is unacceptable and I hope he will get everything he deserves! #justice #rip #georgefloyd #minneapolis ‘.
Gigi Hadid tweeted an Associated Press headline announcing that the police involved in the incident had been arrested.
“And now they should be prosecuted”: Gigi Hadid tweeted an Associated Press headline announcing that the police involved in the incident had been arrested
“And now they should be prosecuted. It happens far too often, and it seems like only murderers are being shot… unfortunately, the only way things will start to change is if all of these ignorant racist monsters have to face the consequences – behind bars. ” wrote Hadid.
Tessa Thompson urged her supporters to “text FLOYD at 55156 (or click the link in the biography) to demand that the officers who committed suicide be charged”, in an Instagram message republished by Amanda de Cadenet, who was in turn republished by Kate Beckinsale.
Mandy Moore wrote on Instagram to his “white friends” that “we cannot let our discomfort, our ego or believe that this work does not include us, prevent us from recognizing our privilege and that we have the burden of dismantling supremacy white. ‘
“Let’s turn indignation into action”: Mandy More told his “white friends” that “we need to have this conversation with our families, friends and colleagues”
She continued, “We do it. We cannot be complacent. We cannot be silent. We need to have this conversation with our families and our friends and colleagues. Let’s turn outrage into action. ”
Moore continued, “It starts by texting FLOYD at 55156 to demand that the officers who murdered George Floyd be arrested and charged. “
Demi Lovato said: “I am tired of typing Rest in Peace … I want black men to be able to live in peace. “
Viola Davis puts racial imbalance in perspective and others like her in perspective
Keep it simple: Diddy posted a praying hands emoji in reaction to the senseless death
Unfair: Halsey pointed to systemic issues paving the way for types of confrontation like the one Floyd died after
Classy: director Ava DuVernay delivered a powerful message on her social networks following the tragic death
Khloe Kardashian has posted the Insta Stories incident several times, including an image of the quote from Floyd: “I can’t breathe” over and over, disappearing.
She also uploaded a drawing of him with his name and the hashtag: ‘#JusticeForFloyd’ written below.
Another of his messages was side-by-side drawings of Floyd and Dylan Roof, a white supremacist convicted of killing nine people in a black church in Charleston in 2015.
The meme noted that Floyd was “SUSPECTED OF” Falsification “, KILLED BY THE POLICE”, while Roof “KILLED 9 PEOPLE” and was “ARRESTED IN PEACE”.
Passing out: Khloe Kardashian has published several times on the Insta Stories incident, including an image of Floyd’s quote “I can’t breathe” over and over
Call to action: she also downloaded a drawing of him with his name and the hashtag: ‘#JusticeForFloyd’ written below
‘1 COUNTRY, 2 SYSTEMS’: Another of his messages was side-by-side drawings of Floyd and Dylan Roof, a white supremacist convicted of killing nine people in a black church
These images accompanied a quote from artist Darnell Lamont Walker: “We have been murdered so often that I began to believe that black bodies made better fertilizers.
Halsey said the incident was another example of a broken system with racial imbalances and little impact on offenders.
“Stay in power #GeorgeFloyd, an unarmed black man who was murdered by a police officer ON CAMERA,” said the singer. “This system is lacking in the people it should protect. where is the responsibility?
Andy Cohen de Bravo said that “all Americans should be outraged” at seeing the footage of the incident, while Jameela Jamil lobbied for the arrest of two of the officers involved in the incident.
Expressing her opinion: Demi Lovato said that Floyd’s death should send a signal to everyone that black people are living in danger in the United States.
Direct: Jameela Jamil lobbied for arrest of officers involved in incident
Director Ava DuVernay sent a powerful message on her social networks following the tragic death.
“You deserved your breath, your dignity, your life,” said DuVernay. “Don’t die on the street, murdered by the knee of a white cop around your neck. You deserve our tears, our prayers, our rage, our action.
She added, “We have to act – for you – and for everyone, there were no cameras. We must. #GeorgeFloyd. ‘
Actor Billy Baldwin posted a side-by-side shot of the officer with his knee and Colin Kaepernick of the NFL with the hashtag #ThisIsWhyWeKneel. The Backdraft actor added, “If they don’t stop and condemn this cop … things will get really ugly.” “
In the incident, authorities helped Floyd – who was a restaurant security officer – to match the description of a counterfeit suspect, and later resisted them when they took him into custody. In an accompanying clip, a police officer had his knee sunk into Floyd’s neck while he was enjoying it: “Please, please, please, I can’t breathe . Please, man.
Reaction: Entourage actor Jeremy Piven described the course of events as “horrible”
Contrast: actor Billy Baldwin posted a side-by-side photo of the officer with his knee and NFL Colin Kaepernick with the hashtag #ThisIsWhyWeKneel
April Love Geary echoed a similar sentiment by highlighting the peaceful quarterback protest
Troubled: Hailey Bieber shared a link to a CBS story on the murderous exchange
Upset: Actress Katie Holmes posted photo of deceased with quote
Upset: Bella Hadid sent her grief to relatives of Floyd
Speaking: Tina Lawson, Josh Brolin and Rita Wilson also gave their views on what had happened
Floyd then said, “My stomach hurts, my neck hurts, everything hurts … I can’t breathe” before he passed out.
Many people at the scene recorded the incident, some of whom blamed the police.
A lawyer for Floyd’s family, Ben Crump, said in a statement on Tuesday that he was exploring a legal route for the man’s survivors.
“We all watched the horrific death of George Floyd on video as witnesses begged the officer to take him to the police car and take his neck off his neck,” said Crump. “This abusive, excessive and inhuman use of force cost the life of a man detained by the police for being questioned on a non-violent charge. “
Family First: Members of the Kardashian-Jenner Clan, including Kim, Kylie and Kris, have published articles on Floyd
Survey: Several celebrities from Mariah Carey to Evan Ross have expressed their opinions on social networks