- George Floyd is a black man who was killed by a white police officer cutting off his oxygen supply during an arrest
- The disturbing incident, which occurred in the US, was captured on video and the police officer was arrested yesterday
- Before the officer's arrest, protests had erupted across the country
Various celebrities have spoken out against the gruesome killing of George Floyd by a police officer in Minnesota, US.
Many believe the killing was racially motivated as George was black and the officers involved were white.
A number of celebs have spoken out against continued police brutality against black people.
Cardi B advised US citizens to use their vote wisely, so as to ensure they put people in power who will act decisively against such injustices.
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Sportsman and black rights activist Colin Kaepernick took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the unrest.
He wrote, “When civility leads to death, revolting is the only logical reaction. The cries for peace will rain down, and when they do, they will land on deaf ears, because your violence has brought this resistance. We have the right to fight back!”
Madonna posted a video, for which she was widely criticised, of her black adopted son dancing to Michael Jackson's They Don't Care About Us.
She captioned the clip: "Brutal murder travels around the world. My son, David, dances to honour and pay tribute to George and his Family and all acts of racism and discrimination that happen on a daily basis in America."
Although 14-year-old David busted some impressive moves, people didn't understand how this would help in any way in fighting racism.
One tweep sarcastically responded, "I really appreciate you for allowing your son to dance away the racism for us."
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In other news, Legit.ng earlier reported that Twitter changed its profile to honour Black Lives Matter amid protests.
Twitter changed its profile picture and backdrop in addition to adding the official "#BlackLivesMatter" hashtag to its bio. The micro-blogging site did this to support the campaign against police brutality in the US.
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