While the world is battling the dangerous coronavirus pandemic, the brutal, racist killing of George Floyd has sparked protests all over the United States.
Celebrities such as Tessa Thompson, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Timothee Chalamet, and
many more have shown up to protests in solidarity. Notable figures like Chrissy Teigen and
Janelle Monae has been making donations towards bailing out those arrested for protesting.
The Men in Black star took to her Instagram to document the nature of the Los Angeles Black Matter peaceful protest. She also said the protestors were calm until the LAPD arrived.
“@MayorOfLA are you seeing this? Also, where was the robust media coverage then?” her tweet read.
— Tessa Thompson (@TessaThompson_x) May 31, 2020
The pop singing sensation joined the protest with her boyfriend Dalton Gomez and also questioned the inadequate media coverage of the demonstrations.
“hours and miles of peaceful protesting yesterday that got little to no coverage. all throughout Beverly Hills and West Hollywood we chanted, people beeped and cheered along,” the pop star tweeted. “we were passionate, we were loud, we were loving. cover this too, please. #BLACKLIVESMATTER
hours and miles of peaceful protesting yesterday that got little to no coverage.
all throughout beverly hills and west hollywood we chanted, people beeped and cheered along.
we were passionate, we were loud, we were loving.
cover this too please. #BLACKLIVESMATTER https://t.co/vD90CEtF94 pic.twitter.com/GZ6uKDfPM7
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 31, 2020
The singer was lauded by her fans for taking a hard stance against the injustice to people of color.
The Masked Singer host and rapper Nick Cannon shared numerous photos of himself protesting in Minneapolis. He donned a shirt reading “Please I can’t breathe,” which echoed Floyd’s words in the video of his arrest. “BUT THEY GON HEAR US LOUD AND CLEAR!!!” Cannon captured one post.
Halsey shared horrifying videos and images from the LA protest where cops can be seen firing rubber bullets. The singer urged people to donate to bail funds for people taken under police custody.
fired rubber bullets at us. we did not breach the line. hands were up. unmoving. and they gassed and fired. pic.twitter.com/K8YauF0APn
— h (@halsey) May 31, 2020
John Cusak attended the Chicago protest on Saturday and recalled how police came at him with batons and even hit his bike. The video of police barking orders at him is captured by the actor himself.
Cops didn’t like me filming the burning car so they came at me with batons. Hitting my bike.
Ahhm herea the audio pic.twitter.com/tfaOoVCw5v
— John Cusack (@johncusack) May 31, 2020
Other celebrities include Machine Gun Kelly, Cody Fern Lauren Jauregui, Tinashe, Paris Jackson among others.