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Zendaya, Taylor Swift, Kylie Jenner and more speak out about George Floyd
We understand if you're hurting right now. If you're angry. If you're confused. If you're sad. The alleged murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer has so many of us feeling so deeply. Many celebrities have taken to social media to set an example on how we can use this tragic moment to demand justice, to show each other respect, to educate ourselves and to choose love over hate.
Zendaya reminded her followers that Floyd's death is *not* an isolated incident
A longtime supporter of the #blacklivesmatter movement, Zendaya shared her own tweet from 2016, in which she said, "How many more times must this happen for us to matter? How many more must we lose?" The four-year-old tweet was a stark reminder that we are still waiting on change.
Taylor Swift stood up to President Trump
After stoking the fires of white supremacy and racism your entire presidency, you have the nerve to feign moral superiority before threatening violence? ‘When the looting starts the shooting starts’??? We will vote you out in November. @realdonaldtrump— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) May 29, 2020
Taylor Swift fired back when President Donald Trump tweeted, "When the looting starts, the shooting starts," calling attention to the fact that the president was threatening violence. "We will vote you out in November," Taylor remarked, alluding to the next presidential election.
Yara Shahidi championed a cause
Matched 🤝Let's keep this going 🖤 https://t.co/Bc3VsA49y4— Yara shahidi (@YaraShahidi) May 28, 2020
Grown-ish star Yara Shahidi tweeted that she had donated to The Minnesota Freedom Fund, a nonprofit raising money to bail out protestors. The charity was originally set up to combat the fact that "people of color and immigrants face higher rates of arrest, harsher sentencing, and disparities in the setting of bail compared to white citizens."
Chloe x Halle inspired fans through song
Chloe and Halle Bailey, or Chloe x Halle to fans, posted their duet to "We Shall Overcome," a gospel song which was used as an anthem in the Civil Rights Movement. With lyrics like "We'll walk hand in hand," the track promotes equality.
Kylie Jenner spoke out about building a better future for the next generation
since watching the most devastating and completely heartbreaking video showing the murder of George Floyd earlier this week I haven’t been able to get his face and his words out of my mind. i’ll never personally experience the pain and fear that many black people around the country go through every day but i know nobody should have to live in fear and nobody deserves a death like George Floyd and too many others. speaking up is long overdue for the rest of us. we’re currently dealing with two horrific pandemics in our country, and we can’t sit back and ignore the fact that racism is one of them. i fear for my daughter and i hope for a better future for her. my heart breaks for George Floyd’s family and friends. Don’t let his name be forgotten. keep sharing, keep watching, keep speaking out, because it’s the only way we can come together to help bring this much needed change and awareness. Rest In Peace, George Floyd. 🕊🤍
Kylie Jenner posted a heartfelt message, and included her fears for her daughter, Stormi. "I hope for a better future for her," she said. "My heart breaks for George Floyd's family and friends. Don't let his name be forgotten. Keep sharing, keep watching, keep speaking out, because it's the only way we can come together to help bring much needed change and awareness."