Sophia Bush to Adam Levine, Hollywood Celebs Ask For #JusticeForAhmaud
An unarmed 25-year-old black man was brutally murdered by two white supremacist in Georgia, US.
In February, 2020, Ahmaud Arbery was jogging in the forest when a father and son duo confronted him only to shoot him down in broad daylight in Georgia, US.
At the time of the incident, the Georgia Police had not charged the two white supremacist of murder allegedly because of their connections to the law enforcement, leaving the black community in the state appalled.
It was only after the brutal video of the killing was leaked, giving rise to a social media campaign not just from the black community but Hollywood celebrities too, did the police charge the two for murder and made an arrest.
The hashtag #JusticeForAhmaud had been trending, forcing the state to take action.
American actress Sophia Bush was one of the first few celebrities that took to Instagram to support the cause. “Let him know that, as a nation, we are watching. Let him know that we demand justice. Let him know we won’t give up. Advocate for this man and his family the way you would pray that people might advocate for you if this happened to you. #JusticeForAhmaud,” she wrote alongside a picture of the 25-year-old black man.
Talking about the rise of domestic terrorism in the US, the One Tree Hill star wrote, “White supremacist terrorism has seen a sharp increase in America in recent years (source @fbi) And white supremacist terrorism is embedded in the roots of this country.”
American singer-song writer, Adam Levine too voiced his outrage after the father and son were arrested by the police. “It took the pressure of social media to raise awareness and help bring this horrific event to light,” wrote the lead singer of Maroon 5.
Other celebrities too joined the cause, especially the African-American celebrities who spoke about the plight of the marginalized black community in the US.
Calling for justice, the NBA player Lebron James wrote “We’re literally hunted EVERYDAY/EVERYTIME we step foot outside the comfort of our homes!”
Ahmaud would have turned 26 on May 8th had he not been brutally murdered by two armed white men.