As protests continue, celebrities are taking to their social media platforms to speak out about the death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and more black Americans who have died at the hands of police officers. This weekend, Lady Gaga posted her thoughts about the protests happening across the country.
"I have a lot of things to say about this, but the first thing I want to say is I'm afraid to say anything that will insight further anger, although that is precisely the emotion that's justified," she wrote. "I do not wish to contribute to more violence; I wish to contribute to a solution. I am as outraged by the death of George Floyd as I have been by the deaths of exponentially too many Black lives over hundreds of years that have been taken from us in the country as a result of systemic racism and the corrupt system that support it. The voices of the black community have been silenced for too long and that silence has proven deadly time and time again. And no matter what they do to protest, they are still met with no compassion by the leaders that are meant to protect them. Everyday people in America are racist, that's a fact."
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In her video yesterday, Beyoncé stated that "we need justice for George Floyd," and linked to several petitions in her bio.
"We all witnessed his murder in broad daylight," she said. "We're broken, and we're disgusted. We cannot normalize this pain. I'm not only speaking to people of color. If you're white, black, brown, or anything in between, I'm sure you feel hopeless by the racism going on in America right now. No more senseless killings of human beings."
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