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How Celebrities Are Reacting to the Derek Chauvin Trial Verdict

How Celebrities Are Reacting to the Derek Chauvin Trial Verdict

Kris Jenner

Here's what celebrities have to say after yesterday's proceedings.

On Tuesday, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all counts in connection to the death of George Floyd.

Chauvin has been charged with second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter.

In light of the proceedings, many celebrities have taken to social media to speak out on the verdict.


Oprah shared an image of Floyd alongside a message that read in part, "Relieved---and emotional in ways I didn't expect."

Katy Perry

Katy Perry shared her thoughts on Twitter, wishing for Floyd to "rest in JUSTICE".


"May your legacy live on forever," said singer Ciara.

Chris Evans

Chris Evans sent his love to the family and friends of Floyd.

Barack and Michelle Obama

Barack Obama shared a statement on Twitter on behalf of himself and his wife, Michelle. "True justice requires that we come to terms with the fact that Black Americans are treated differently, every day," part of the statement read.

Cardi B

Cardi B kept it short but sweet, retweeting a tweet that reads "GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS" and adding "History".

Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen Degeneres follows the same one-word style and simply writes "Justice".

Megan Thee Stallion

​Megan Thee Stallion took to Instagram to post an infographic that shared Chauvin's counts and what each means. She wrote in the caption "JUSTICE," along with a couple of emojis and the #georgefloyd hashtag.


Lizzo stays vocal on her social media about pressing issues such as this, and this Instagram video she posted was no exception. She touched on some important caveats of the proceedings, challenging the titling of the results as "Justice". "Justice would be that nobody had to die for something like this to happen." Her message ended on a positive note, as she said "Find your peace. I love you" to her audience.

Amanda Gorman

Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman shared her thoughts on Twitter, which aligned closely with those of Lizzo's. "A reminder that victory would be George Floyd being alive."


Zendaya added a captionless post to her feed of George Floyd holding his young daughter. The image speaks for itself.

Kris Jenner

Kris Jenner shared her thoughts in a long caption on Instagram, writing in part, "Today's verdict does not change the fact that George should be alive today. But this is a victory for George's family and a step in the right direction toward the justice that ALL victims of systemic racism, and their families, deserve."

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