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Hollywood Speaks Out For George Floyd

The stars are taking to social media to show support for Floyd and his family.

Celebrities are speaking out about the recent death of George Floyd. The Minnesota man died while in police custody. Cell phone video showed Floyd struggling to breathe, as a police officer had his knee on Floyd's neck. That officer, Derek Chauvin, has now been fired from the Minneapolis Police Department and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. Since Floyd's death, many celebrities have been taking to social media to express their outrage:

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A post shared by Spike Lee (@officialspikelee) on May 27, 2020 at 3:12am PDT

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#GeorgeFloyd #Murder
A post shared by Niecy Nash (@niecynash1) on May 27, 2020 at 12:33am PDT

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#StayWoke👁 #GodPleaseProtectUs🙏🏾
A post shared by LeBron James (@kingjames) on May 27, 2020 at 2:25pm PDT

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Last night at dinner, my 7-year-old asked why all the grown ups were so upset. We spoke to him about what happened to George Floyd. Being a white mother trying to explain racism and bigotry to her white son, who did not understand why anyone would treat another human being that way, was heartbreaking. But not nearly as heartbreaking as being a victim of one of these senseless, violent, unconscionable crimes. Not nearly as heartbreaking as being one of the families who have experienced loss and harassment and discrimination daily. Not nearly as heartbreaking as being a mother who lives in fear of what will happen to her children in this world. I grew up going to church. We were taught that we were all the same in the eyes of God. We all breathe the same air. We all bleed the same blood. But that is not what I grew up seeing. It was as hard for me to reconcile the difference between what I was taught in church and what I see in the world. I don't want that for my kids. Or for yours. We have to be held accountable for what is happening in this country. What happened to George Floyd and Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery - and countless others - can not go without justice. Please talk to your children about racism, privilege, bigotry and hate. If you aren't talking to them, someone else is. Regarding comments: I urge you to share this space for meaningful discussion, not hate. There is enough hate in the world. I hope this can be a space for discussion, understanding, growth and LOVE. We all need more of that.
A post shared by Reese Witherspoon (@reesewitherspoon) on May 28, 2020 at 1:13pm PDT

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I have privilege as a white person because I can do all of these things without thinking twice: I can go birding (#ChristianCooper) I can go jogging (#AmaudArbery) I can relax in the comfort of my own home (#BothemSean and #AtatianaJefferson) I can ask for help after being in a car crash (#JonathanFerrell and #RenishaMcBride) I can have a cellphone (StephonClark) I can leave a party to get to safety (JordanEdwards) I can play loud music (JordanDavis) I can sell CDs (AltonSterling) I can sleep (AiyanaJones) I can walk from the corner store (MikeBrown) I can play cops and robbers (TamirRice) I can go to church (Charleston9) I can walk home with Skittles (TrayvonMartin) I can hold a hair brush while leaving my own bachelor party (SeanBell) I can party on New Years (OscarGrant) I can get a normal traffic ticket (SandraBland) I can lawfully carry a weapon (PhilandoCastile) I can break down on a public road with car problems (CoreyJones) I can shop at Walmart (JohnCrawford) I can have a disabled vehicle (TerrenceCrutcher) I can read a book in my own car (KeithScott) I can be a 10yr old walking with our grandfather (#CliffordGlover) I can decorate for a party (#ClaudeReese) I can ask a cop a question (#RandyEvans) I can cash a check in peace (#YvonneSmallwood) I can take out my wallet (#AmadouDiallo) I can run (#WalterScott) I can breathe (#EricGarner) I can live (#FreddieGray) I CAN BE ARRESTED WITHOUT THE FEAR OF BEING MURDERED (#GeorgeFloyd) White privilege is real. Take a minute to consider a Black person's experience today. #BlackLivesMatter *I copied and pasted this ... please do the same.
A post shared by Julia Roberts (@juliaroberts) on May 29, 2020 at 5:10am PDT

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A post shared by Gal Gadot (@gal_gadot) on May 29, 2020 at 8:40am PDT

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A post shared by NICK CANNON (@nickcannon) on May 29, 2020 at 5:11pm PDT

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A statement from Michael Jordan:
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