The cast and crew of Brooklyn Nine-Nine is stepping up to donate $100k to the National Bail Fund Network. The social action and donation comes after several celebrities, shows, studios and organizations within Hollywood have spoken out on the death of George Floyd while in police custody.
Dan Goor Urges Viewers To Support Black Lives Matter
Along with a link to the fund network, the post says:
"We encourage you to look up your local bail fund: the National Bail Fund Network is an organization that can lead you to them. #blacklivesmatter,"
'Brooklyn Nine Nine' Cast Member Steps Up With Donation
I’m an actor who plays a detective on tv.— Stephanie Beatriz (@iamstephbeatz) June 2, 2020
If you currently play a cop?
If you make tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in residuals from playing a cop?
I’ll let you do the math. (Thanks @GriffLightning for leading the way). pic.twitter.com/Xxf3dU0urF
Along with the cast's donation, series star Stephanie Beatriz also shared on Twitter she had donated $11,000 the Community Justice Exchange in support of the Black Lives Matter protests.
Beatriz, who plays Detective Rosa Diaz on the NBC sitcom, wrote:
"I'm an actor who plays a detective on tv. If you currently play a cop? If you make tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in residuals from playing a cop? I'll let you do the math."
Fans Chime In
Stephanie, you have no idea of how grateful I am that you're using your platform the way you are. That you're not sugarcoating police brutality with cute propaganda videos. That you recognize the responsibility you have playing a cop on TV. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart!— ｋａｒｉｎｅ •B L M • A C A B • (@peraltiagosbaby) June 2, 2020
Many fans took the opportunity to thank Beatriz for leveraging her platform in such a positive way, noting:
"She recognizes the responsibility [she] has playing a cop on TV."
'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' BLM Project In The Works
Something coming from the cast of Brooklyn 99 #BlackLivesMatter— Stephanie Beatriz (@iamstephbeatz) June 2, 2020
Following her donation, Beatriz took to Twitter to announce "something coming" from the Brooklyn Nine-Nine team in relation to the Black Lives Matter movement.
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