Some Celebrities at the Black Lives Matter Protests
Founded on July 13 2013, Black Lives Matter is an International Human Rights Movement. And it advocates against Violence, Systematic Racism and Police Brutality towards Black People in the United States. On March 25, a former police officer named Derek Chauvin brutally arrested George Floyd. What was supposed to be an arrest led to the death of George Floyd. Consequently, all 50 States in the US and numerous countries overseas marched and protested to demand justice. Some celebrities used their platforms to increase awareness around the Black lives matter movement. Others even went to the protests being held in their state.
In fact, here are 3 of your favorite celebrities at the Black Lives Matter Protests :
Riverdale Actor : Cole Sprouse
The 27 years old actor best known for his role in “Riverdale” went protesting in Santa Monica, CA. During the protest, Sprouse and a group of men were asked to leave or else they would get arrested. When they were about to leave, another group of police officers started zip tying them. Indeed Sprouse recounted the awful experience in an heartfelt instagram post where he posted a BLM picture with the caption :
“A group of peaceful protesters, myself included, were arrested yesterday in Santa Monica. So before the voracious horde of media sensationalism decides to somehow turn it about me, there’s a clear need to speak about the circumstances: Black Lives Matter. Peace, riots, looting, are an absolutely legitimate form of protest. the media is by nature only going to show the most sensational, which only proves a long standing racist agenda.
I was detained when standing in solidarity, as were many of the final vanguard within Santa Monica. We were given the option to leave, and were informed that if we did not retreat, we would be arrested. When many did turn to leave, we found another line of police officers blocking our route, at which point, they started zip tying us.
It needs to be stated that as a straight white man, and a public figure, the institutional consequences of my detainment are nothing in comparison to others within the movement. This is ABSOLUTELY not a narrative about me, and I hope the media doesn’t make it such. That is, and will be, a time about standing ground near others as a situation escalates, providing educated support, demonstrating and doing the right thing. It is precisely the time to contemplate what it means to stand as an ally. I hope others in my position do as well.
I noticed that there are cameras that roll within the police cruisers during the entirety of our detainment, hope it helps. I’ll speak no more on the subject, as I’m (1) not well versed enough to do so, (2) not the subject of the movement, and (3) uninterested in drawing attention away from the leaders of the #BLM movement. I will be, again, posting the link in my story to a comprehensive document for donations and support.”
“Thank You, Next” singer at Black Lives Matter March : Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande has always showed her support in regards of Black Lives Matter movement and other movement advocating human rights. After the death of George Floyd, we saw pictures of the 26 years old marching in LA. In addition, her boyfriend Dalton Gomez was also with her. Grande was also holding a sign that says : Black Lives matter.
“Bad guy” singer : Billie Eillish
Billie Eilish has always stood up for what is right and what she believes in. For instance, she even explained in an incredible controversial instagram post why saying “All lives Matter” is racism. The 18 years old Pop prodigy marched and protested alongside civilians in the US.
More celebrities than we can include in this article marched and protested in their states in the last few days. We can mention big names such as Halsey Frangipane, Harry Styles, Maddison Beer, Kanye West and so on. Kanye West has even donated $ 2M to George Floyd’s family.