From Hollywood To Bollywood, Celebrities Show Solidarity With #BlackoutTuesday
The brutal cold-blooded murder of African-American man George Floyd by the hands of police men has sparked outrage and protests in the US with people demanding for justice.
The US citizens are coming out in huge numbers to protest against the marginalization of the African-American communities residing in the country.
The outrage was sparked after a 46-year-old black man named George Floyd was brutally killed by four police men in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Seeing him lose his life in a widely-circulated video, has not only made Hollywood celebrities demand for justice, it has also made stars closer to home in our bordering India turn to social media to show solidarity.
From superstars Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonam Kapoor to Karan Johar, Bollywood celebrities joined the Black Lives Matter movement by taking part in the #BlackoutTuesday – a social media hashtag that focused on giving space to the violence experienced by the black community.
Justin Bieber was among the first few white American celebrities who raised his voice against the cold-blooded murder of the black man at the hands of four police men. Sharing the video on his Instagram account, the Canadian singer wrote, “THIS MUST STOP. This makes me absolutely sick. This makes me angry this man DIED. This makes me sad. Racism is evil. We need to use our voice! Please people. I’m sorry GEORGE FLOYD.” Since then he has been sharing posts as an anti-racist white ally.
Many other celebrities like Madonna, Sophia Bush and Madonna too have joined the cause and some have also actively taken part in the protests demanding for the arrest of the policemen.
The Minneapolis police men under question have been sacked from their jobs but no arrests has been made so far.
The unrest currently being experienced in the US has spread nationwide with President Donald Trump ordering the military to stop the demonstrations and arrest protestors.